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Health Informatics Technology (Fast-Track) (Online)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3678
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Please note: Health Informatics Technology (Fast-Track) (Optional Co-op)  is also offered in-class.

To ensure that you choose the appropriate technology to participate in courses delivered in the Information & Communication Engineering Technology programs, please consult recommended computer specifications for the ICET academic programs here.

Centennial College's Health Informatics Technology (Fast-Track) program will admit you into Semester 3 of the three-year advanced diploma offering so you can receive the credential in four semesters, if you're a qualified college or university graduate with a background in software.

This college health technology program's focus will be on incorporating software engineering and health care systems as you'll learn to design, develop, modify and test software for health care applications.

As a graduate of this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, you'll be able to analyze and model data, develop health care databases and apply modern software development methodologies. You'll also have the know-how to use health informatics methods and software tools for hospitals, health care agencies and public health departments.

This will be achieved through the program's coursework, which will include object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, structure of health care information systems, telehealth, data security and privacy in health care systems. It will also highlight technologies such as C#, Java, Python, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Microsoft's ASP.NET Core, data warehousing and data mining, and BI tools in health care systems.

To round out the curriculum's applied focus, the Health Informatics Technology (Fast-Track) program will feature two software development projects in the field of health informatics. These real-world business applications will allow you to put into action all the technical, systems and business skills gained in the offering.

Courses

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • The Health Informatics Technology (Fast-Track) courses incorporate cutting-edge technology geared to industry standards.
  • You learn through a project-based approach.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.

Career Outlook

  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Database developer
  • Mobile applications developer
  • Health care information systems analyst
  • Systems implementation specialist
  • Business analyst

Education Pathways

Successful graduates of this Health Informatics Technology (Fast Track) Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Conestoga College Bachelor of Applied Health Informaiton Science
Davenport University Bachelor of Science in Technology Project Management
Guelph, University of Undergraduate Degree
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Nipissing University Undergraduate Degree
Ontario Tech University Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Allied Health Science
Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Technology Security (bridge)
Information Technology Bridge - IT Security (3 courses)
Royal Military College of Canada Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Engineering - multiple majors
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Recognitions

  • The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Software Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.

OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

CIPS/CTAB

  • The Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011. This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada.
  • The Software Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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TAC

This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

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  • Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering, or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial diploma or degree and relevant work experience.

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one
  • Completion of COMM-170/171* by the end of semester 1 with a C grade (60%) or higher 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 1

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

*COMM 170/171 - Students who are enrolled in COMM 160/161 in semester 1 who are considering applying to co-op must switch to the COMM160/161 COMM170/171 compressed course in semester 1 in order to meet the COMM prerequisite for applying to co-op.

Out of province and out of country co-op applicants – additional requirements for co-op may apply

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $457.34 $3,178.34
International $16,377.00 $1,116.34 $17,493.34

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