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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Health Care Informatics Transfer

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Health Care Informatics is an emerging specialization in health care that joins the disciplines of information technology, communications, health care and business. Students in this program will find themselves key players in the constructive planning for the digital hospital of the near future. Learn to bridge the gap between those professionals entrusted to provide clinical care and those who manage the complex information systems required to operate today’s health care system.

This program is for:

  • Health care professionals who want to develop IT skills to move into health informatics.
  • Health information professionals who want to gain expertise in health informatics.
  • Information technology (IT) professionals who want to move into health informatics.
  • Motivated individuals who are seeking a career that combines expertise in health care, IT and business.

This program is in partnership with Montana Tech of The University of Montana’s Bachelor’s degree and is the first undergraduate program in Health Care Informatics in the United States.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana Tech of The University of Montana:

First Year

First Year Total: 33

Second Year

Second Year Total: 33

Total Credits: 66**

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

**If time permits, students may consider taking courses in computer science program and economics as well as sit for the HIT exam. Additionally students may consider taking online HCI courses through Montana Tech of The University of Montana.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                            
Jori Bullemer Brenda Rudolph, M.B.A.
LRC 129 BSS 106
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3858

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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