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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Medical Informatics - A.A.S.


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The Medical Informatics program is a two-year program for students planning to enter the information technology field in healthcare. Students pursuing careers as an implementation support specialist, practice workflow and implementation redesign specialist, clinician consultant, and technical and software support staff trainer should consider this degree. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.

There are two concentrations within this program from which to choose from: 

Option One - Medical Informatics Developer

Option Two - Medical Informatics Technician

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)


Concentration: Choose One Option


Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer - Credits (11)


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (2)

Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician - Credits (11)


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (2)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.careerinfonet.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Computer Network Support $40,560 $56,020
Computer User Support $29,330 $43,040
Software Developers $55,910* $89.010*

*May require further education.

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule.  Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Vol State.

Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13-16)


  • Advisor Approved General Education Elective Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • CIS 193 Introduction to Linux (TN eCampus Course)  Credits: (3)

Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer


Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician


Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (2)

Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (2)

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