Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Please note: Health Informatics Technology (Optional Co-op) is also offered in-class.
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Centennial College's Health Informatics Technology program will combine knowledge of software engineering and health care systems. In this advanced technology diploma program's courses, you'll learn to design, develop and maintain the next generation of electronic health record applications and other exciting software products.
Under the umbrella of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this program will cover:
- Object-oriented software design methodologies
- User-oriented interface design
- The structure of health care information systems
- Clinical workflow and IT solutions
- Data security
- Privacy issues within health care systems
To underscore the curriculum's applied focus, the Health Informatics Technology program will include two software development projects. These real-world business applications will require you to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills gained during your studies.
The knowledge you'll acquire in this health technology program will enable you to design, develop, modify and test software for health care applications. You'll also be able to analyze and model data, develop health care databases and support decision making based on data mining techniques. Lastly, you'll have the know-how to use health informatics methods and software tools for hospitals, health care agencies and public health departments.
Please note: A fast track version of this fully online program is available to qualified college or university graduates with a background in software. Fast track applicants gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3678).
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CNET-124||Fundamentals of Computer Networks|
|CNET-307||IT Project Management|
|COMP-255||Business and Entrepreneurship for Software Engineering Technology|
|COMP-313||Software Development Project 2|
|EMPS-102||Employment Skills 2|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- Health Informatics Technology courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
- You learn from knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who 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.
- Software developer
- Health care information systems analyst
- Database developer
- Mobile app developer
- Web application developer
- Systems implementation specialist
- Business analyst
Successful graduates of this Health Informatics Technology (Optional Co-op) 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.
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.
- 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).
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).
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 recognitions, 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 RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
- Grade 11 (M or U) Mathematics or Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
Co-op OptionPrinter Friendly
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 second 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.
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one and two combined
- Completion of COMM-170/171 by the end of semester 2 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 2
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
Out of province and out of country co-op applicants – additional requirements for co-op may apply
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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.
2. Submit Documents
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.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|