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Health Information Technology Advanced Certificate


Health Information Technology, Adv. Crt.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

January 23, 2017

Cost per credit hour


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Use the newest information technology to improve health care and processes through data analytics, and data and information management. The Health Information Technology certificate program is one of the few in New York that addresses the growing demand for the integration of IT systems in the health care industry.

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What you will study: 

Our certificate program offers experiential learning opportunities to study health information technology and the growing importance of digital and electronic health care. SUNY Oswego has a long tradition of high quality programs in Computer and Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction, laying a strong foundation for the establishment and growth of our HIT post-baccalaureate advanced certificate.

  • HCI 529 - Database Management Systems, credit: 3
  • HCI 559 - Data Analytics, credit: 3
  • HCI 571 - Introduction to Health Information Systems, credit: 3
  • HCI 691 - HCI Internship, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

Students want to have a meaningful position and that is exactly what they find in the HIT certificate because it’s definitely IT related, but in a role of improving health. It’s a very motivating position and career.
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz, Associate Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

SUNY Oswego's partnerships with leading area health care organizations such as Upstate Medical Center, MedTech, Welch Allyn and the Veteran’s Health Administration can help you turn an internship into a future career. Credits from this program may be applied to a master’s degree in Human- Computer Interaction or Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Health Information Technician

Network Security

Data Integrity Specialist

Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee