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Students are admitted to the Health Care Informatics Specialist Program every semester. Course content is sequential, and students should plan to enroll in all Healthcare Informatics Specialist program courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outline, unless approved by the program Coordinator or Department Chairperson.


Course Number

Course Title

Required Credits

General Education Courses

SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communications ** 3 credits
HIM 2472 Medical Terminology 3 credits
TOTALS 6 Credits
Major Courses -1st Semester  
HSC 0003 Introduction to Healthcare 3 credits
HIM 1000 Introduction to Health Information Technology 2 credits
HIM 1110 Health Record Technology & Data Collection 2 credits
HIM 1110L Health Record Technology & Data Collection Laboratory 3 credits
HIM 1800 Professional Practice Experience 1 2 credits
HIM 2012 Legal Aspects of Health Care 2 credits
TOTALS 14 Credits
Major Courses -2nd Semester  
HIM 2211C Health Information Technologies 2 credits
HIM 2652C Electronic Health Record 3 credits
HIM 2400C Diversified Non-Hospital Health Records 2 credits
TOTALS 7 Credits



CGS 1060 – Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied prior to entry for completion of the College Credit Certificate Programs. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance.
ENC 1101- English Composition 1- Student must successfully complete this course before registering for SPC 1017.


All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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