Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Care Informatics
Montana Tech's baccalaureate healthcare informatics degree will give you a tremendous advantage in the workforce. The B.S. in Health Care Informatics is availble to both online and traditional students. The Bachelors of Science in HCI combines concepts in healthcare, information technology, and management practice to provide you with the knowledge you need to be a valuable designer, implementer, and manager of health information systems. You’ll be a unique asset in the high-demand fields of health informatics and health analytics.
Who the program is for:
Motivated individuals who are seeking a career that combines expertise in health care, IT, and business.
Health information professionals who want to gain expertise in health informatics who have completed their AS or AAS degree.
Information technology (IT) professionals who want to work in health informatics.
This program is flexible and adaptable to your schedule.
What You’ll Learn:
After completeting a bachelor’s degree in health informatics you’ll have all the essential skills and knowledge needed to start your career in health care informatics. The program includes nine major areas of study and completion of an internship and practicum.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Health System Foundations
- Healthcare Informatics Fundamentals
- Health Information Technology and Systems
- General Education Core
- Information Technology Fundamentals
- Business and Organizational Behavior
- Project Management
- Technical Communication
Students may earn a two-year degree and/or complete their undergraduate general education requirements at any of Montana's two-year schools and transfer to Montana Tech's HCI program. Because of all of Montana Tech's Health Care Informatics courses are available online students may also simultaneously enroll at Montana Tech and start
Flathead Valley Community College: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/aa-as-transfer-programs/healthcare-informatics-transfer.html
The degree program is designed for a broad range of students, including those who have just graduated from high school or adult learners who want to return to school and complete their bachelors degree. Transfer programs from Montana's two-year campuses have been developed, so learners can begin their education at one of Montana's local community colleges and then transfer to Montana Tech to complete their bachelors degree. Additionally, the Department has instituted a generous transfer credit policy so that every possible course a returning or transferring student has taken will count toward their completion of the HCI degree from Montana Tech.
In addition to traditional students, many students with IT or healthcare preparation at the associates level, such as associates-degree prepared nurses or HIM professionals, have completed the HCI Bachelor's program. Montana Tech offers all of its HCI courses as distance courses as well as traditional classroom-based courses.