Jul 21, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)


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

Concentration: Choose One Option


Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer - Credits (10)


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (1)

Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician - Credits (10)


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (1)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


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

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Computer Network Support $35,500 $52,500
Computer User Support $25,600 $42,600
Software Developers $48,900* $78,600*

*May require further education.

Career and salary information taken from careerinfonet.org.  Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

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 (RODP Course)  Credits: (3)

Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer


Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician


Option 1 - Medical Informatics Developer


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (1)

Option 2 - Medical Informatics Technician


  • Advisor Approved Elective  Credits: (1)

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