2018-2019

Associate in Science

Medical Informatics

This program is an interdisciplinary program which combines courses from Information Technology, Health Information Technology, and Biology. It is the study of how health data is collected, stored and communicated, how data is used for administration and clinical decision making and how computers and telecommunications can be applied to support those processes. Students completing this program can expect to work doing computer support in the medical field. Students can find careers in Medical Records, Tele-monitoring, CT-MRI & PET scan data analysis, Medical Sensors, and other specializations. This AS degree is intended for transfer to NJIT’s Medical Informatics program.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of network media, topologies, security, and devices to solve healthcare problems across diverse settings.
  • Use theories and methods of information sciences for the generation, management and sharing of biomedical data, information and knowledge.
  • Employ processes and techniques of information systems development in biomedical and healthcare administration.
  • Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic health information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles in medicine/health/biosciences/ and health system organization.

Note:

Note: For CIS 294 Internship Program, students must have a 3.0 GPA and recommendations from a CIS full-time faculty.  


General Education Requirements(32 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 108 College Algebra 3
Science (8 credits)
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Technology (6 credits)
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3
Social Science (6 credits)
EC 101 Economics I 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
Category 6 - Humanities 3

Professional Core(29 credits)

Code Name Credits
CIS 106 Linux Fundamentals 1
CIS 108 Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS 165 Fundamentals of C++ Programming 4
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3
CIS 202 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 286 Networking Security Fundamentals 3
CIS 290 Database Fundamentals 3
HIT 111 Culture of Healthcare 3
HIT 112 Introduction to Medical & Healthcare Terminology 1
HIT 212 Computer Applications in Healthcare Organizations 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
CIS 294 Internship Program 2
CIS 295 Capstone Project 2

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CIS 106 Linux Fundamentals 1.0
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3.0
CIS 108 Programming Fundamentals 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
Total 14.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
CIS 125 Microcomputer Software I 3.0
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
HIT 111 Culture of Healthcare 3.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
CIS 165 Fundamentals of C++ Programming 4.0
CIS 286 Networking Security Fundamentals 3.0
CIS 290 Database Fundamentals 3.0
HIT 212 Computer Applications in Healthcare Organizations 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
CIS 202 Systems Analysis and Design 3.0
CIS 294 Internship Program OR CIS 295 Capstone Project 2.0
EC 101 Economics I 3.0
HIT 112 Introduction to Medical & Healthcare Terminology 1.0
MA 108 College Algebra 3.0
Humanities Elective 3.0
Total 15.0