Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index
DEF Exterior Front of building taken in 2010

Take your experience in Healthcare and Information Technology to the next level...classes begin August 25, 2014

Application deadline is May 1, 2014!

 

 

 

ACCESSIBLE ONLINE EDUCATION with online credit courses from Penn State!

Complete a 400 hour APPRENTICESHIP at a local healthcare facility!

HANDS-ON INTENSIVE TRAINING on certified electronic health records technologies!

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

A tablet will be provided for each participant in the program-and is theirs to keep upon completion of the program.

 Who will benefit from this program?

  • 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*

Take 7 courses online through Penn State DuBois in the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program

August - December 2014 (fall semester)

IST 110 (First 7 weeks)

HPA 101 (Second 7 weeks)

January - May 2015 (spring semester)

IST 210 (14 weeks)

IST 220 (14 weeks)

HPA 332 (7 weeks)

May - August 2015 (summer semester)

IST 260W (12 weeks)

HPA 470 (6 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.

Receive Hands-on Training

  • June through August 2015
  • Certified electronic health records (EHR) training-offered via distance learning or on-site at participating hospitals or at PMHA.

Opportunity to sit for Certification Exam

  • August 2015

Hospital-based Apprenticeship/Internship

  • September - December 2015 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:  http://tutorials.istudy.psu.edu/learningonline/LearningOnline2.html

  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. Deadline is May 1,2014.  Applicants will be notified in June concerning acceptance into the program.

Once Accepted into the Program!

  1. Fill out Penn State undergraduate non-degree form and submit via email or fax to HIT program coordinator.
  2. Receive course schedule confirmation in mail.
  3. Contact DuBois Bursar for payment information.
  4. Contact program coordinator for assistance with computer access account process.

Program Coordinator:

Sueann Doran, Coordinator

814-375-4716 or sdoran@psu.edu

 

 
Lion statue with plaque and brick wall background

Penn State DuBois Lion Statue, that is housed in the Multipurpose Building.