Health Informatics Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

  • Program Code:3508
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Health Informatics Technology program teaches you to intersect information technology with health care systems to help health professionals make informed decisions, reduce errors and deliver efficient service to their patients. In this advanced technology diploma program's courses, you learn to design, develop and maintain the next generation of electronic health records applications and many other exciting software products.

Under the umbrella of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this program covers:

  •  Object-oriented software design methodologies
  •  User-oriented interface design
  •  The structure of health care information systems
  •  Telehealth
  •  Clinical workflow and IT solutions
  •  Data security
  •  Privacy issues within health care systems

This health technology program focuses on software technologies such as C#, Java, Java EE, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Unix/ Linux, Microsoft's .NET, HTML5/ XML, mobile application development, data warehousing and data mining, BI tools in health care systems and more.

To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the Health Informatics Technology program includes two software development projects in the field of health informatics. These real-world business applications require you to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills gained during your studies.

The knowledge you acquire in this health technology program enables you to design, develop, modify and test software for healthcare applications. You will also be able to analyze and model data, develop health care databases and apply different computer medical-imaging techniques. Lastly, you will have the knowhow to use health informatics methods and software tools for hospitals, health care agencies and public health departments.

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into semester three of this three-year program and receive their Health Informatics Technology advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3528).

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • 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.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Health Informatics Technology graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Conestoga College, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Laurentian University, Ontario
  • Ryerson University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario

Accreditation

  • 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 Health Informatics 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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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.

Career Outlook

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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 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)
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

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.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: 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 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,061.00 $3,996.50
International $14,140.00 $2,344.00 $16,484.00

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