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Take your experience in Healthcare and Information Technology to the next level...

Application deadline is May 22, 2015!

Veterans.....gain the education and hands-on experience to be better prepared to enter the heathcare information field. Application deadline is July 1, 2015 

 

ACCESSIBLE ONLINE EDUCATION with online credit courses from Penn State!

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY available upon request.

Receive CERTIFICATION PREPARATION assistance for the certified professional in healthcare certification exam!

 Who will benefit from this program?

  • Those who want to pursue a career in healthcare information technology.
  • Entry to mid-level IT staff members within rural healthcare organizations who want to broaden their exiting skills.
  • Healthcare professionals who want to develop IT skills to move into health informatics.
  • Health information technology professionals who want to gain expertise in health administration and the clinical environment.

Program Overview* - Classes begin August 24, 2015

Take 6 courses online through Penn State DuBois in the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program, plus one additional course in project management.

August - December 2015 (fall semester)

IST 110 (14 weeks)

HPA 101 (Second 7 weeks)

January - May 2016 (spring semester)

IST 210 (14 weeks)

IST 220 (14 weeks)

HPA 332 (7 weeks)

May - August 2016 (summer semester)

IST 260W (12 weeks) - additional course

HPA 470 (12 weeks)

*Use the college credits earned in this program to move into the Associate's Degree in Information Sciences and Technology program at Penn State DuBois.

Option One is the Associate Degree in IST Individualized (60 credits)

IST 110 (GS) Information, People and Technology

IST 111 Seminar in IST

IST 250 New Media and the Web

CMPSC 101 (GQ) Intro to Algorithmic Processes

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

IST 210 Organization of Data

IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications

Approved Supporting Course (HPA 101)

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

GEN ED - (GN) Natural Sciences

Approved Supporting Course (HPA 332)

Approved Supporting Course (HPA 470)

IST 260W Intro to Systems Analysis and Design

GEN ED - (GA) Arts

GEN ED - (GH) Humanities

Approved Supporting Course

Approved Supporting Course

GEN ED - (GS) Social and Behavioral Sciences

ENGL 202C or 202D (GWS) Effective Writing\

(US/IL/US;IL) United States/International Cultures

Option Two is the Associates Degree in IST Networking (60 credits)

IST 110 (GS) Information, People and Technology

IST 111 Seminar in IST

IST 250 New Media and the Web

CMPSC 101 (GQ) Intro to Algorithmic Processes

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

IST 210 Organization of Data

IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications

MATH 017, 021, 022, or 026

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

GEN ED - (GN) Natural Sciences

IST 225 PC Hardware Basics

IST 226 Networking Essentials

IST 260W Intro to Systems Analysis and Design

GEN ED - (GA) Arts

GEN ED - (GH) Humanities

IST 227 Network Administration

IST 228 Advanced Network Administration

GEN ED - (GS) Social and Behavioral Sciences

ENGL 202C or 202D (GWS) Effective Writing

(US/IL/US;IL) United States/International Cultures

 

For questions about these and other options for using the credits earned in this certificate, please contact Sueann at sdoran@psu.edu or 814-375-4716.

Opportunity to sit for Certification Exam

  • August 2016

Hospital-based Apprenticeship/Internship available upon request

  • September - December 2016 completed at a rural hospital/clinic.

Thinking of Applying? Things to Think About!

This program will involve online coursework and requires an internet connection. To see if this style of learning is a fit, take this simple online evaluation:  Learning Online

  1. Expect to commit at least 6 hours per week per class to course readings, projects, and other  assignments.
  2. Participation in a 3 hour orientation session in August at Penn State DuBois will be expected of all participants.
  3. Students must be able to pay the tuition and fees for each course prior to the semester and are responsible for  turning in semester bills and grades (must be a C or higher*) for reimbursement

General Application Instructions

Request an application from sdoran@psu.edu

  • This form includes these supplemental questions:
    • What skills and knowledge do your bring that would make you a successful candidate for this program?
    • Why do you believe this program is a good fit for you?
    • How does this training program fit into your career goals?
  • Submit your current resume via email to sdoran@psu.edu
  • Upon receipt of resume, you will be sent a "Recommendation/Educational Expectations Form" for both employer and applicant.  Fill out and return to sdoran@psu.edu to complete your application.

Consideration will only be given to those applicants who submit all required information. Application may require a verbal interview.

 

Program Coordinator:

Sueann Doran, Coordinator

814-375-4716 or sdoran@psu.edu

 

 
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