Health Professions and Career Technologies AAS – Interdisciplinary Program in Medical Informatics Degree

Code: AAS.MED.INFO

Medical Informatics involves the ability to update and retrieve medical data as well as design and manage medical information systems. This degree is a joint effort of the Information Technology (INF) and Medical Office Administration (MOA) programs at BCC, and the BS Engineering Technology, Computer Technology program at NJIT. It addresses the need for individuals with both medical and technical knowledge. This AAS degree will currently transfer to the NJIT Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program where students can concentrate in Medical Informatics.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use standard industry tools to design, create, delete and update electronic databases.
  • Use technology resources that help to transform analog (paper‐based) records into searchable electronic records.
  • Use standard medical and pharmacology terminology, and coding, medical and ethical practices.
  • Use standard business productivity software to support electronic projects.

Career Pathways

     
     
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

 

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

INF
Programming Language Fundamentals Elective** 3
  Humanities Elective*** 3
BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

MAT  Mathematics Elective*** 3-4
INF Advanced Programming Language Elective***  3
INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective***
3
  Social Science Elective*** 3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

INF-218Database Programming [Oracle-PL/SQL]

3

INF-219Database Administration

3

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

2

Total Credit Hours:17

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences***

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20-22

Program Requirements

INF  Programming Language Fundamentals Elective* 3
INF  Advanced Programming Language Elective**  3
INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

INF-218Database Programming [Oracle-PL/SQL]

3

INF-219Database Administration

3

MOA-140Medical Terminology

3

MOA-141Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

3

MOA-200Pharmacology for Medical Office Assistants

2

MOA-201Diagnostic and Procedural Coding

4

MOA-218Medical Economics

2

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

Total Credit Hours: 37

Program Support Requirements

MAT  Mathematics Elective*** 3-4
  Humanities Elective*** 3
WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours: 8-9

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

*Programming Language Fundamentals Elective – INF-220, INF-221, or INF-236.

**Advanced Programming Language Elective – INF-224, INF-246, or INF-268.

***General Education Elective(s).

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.