Continuing Education

Healthcare Software Analyst

Application Packet

Career Overview

Healthcare Software Analysts are functional software designers who assist in developing technical and operations requirements for healthcare applications programmers.  Software Analysts are typically the communication bridge between the clinical staff and the programmer.  They understand the workflow of a clinical setting, how to enhance efficiency on the system, and understand the healthcare business drivers related to information technology.

Length & Cost of Training

This 308-hour program prepares the student with the skills needed to successfully work in a medical office, pharmacy, hospital, or other clinical setting.  Students can expect to complete the program in approximately two semesters by attending day, evening or online classes on a full-time basis or within one year on a part-time basis.   The tuition cost is $2,465, not including books.

Prerequisites

  • Documentation or assessment of entry-level academic skills in reading, writing, and math or previous college coursework
  • Basic computer and software knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

Coursework

Class Hours
Medical Terminology I (MDCA 1013) 64
Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals (PBHL 1001) 16
Computers in Health Care (MRMT 1011) 32
Electronic Medical Records (HITT 1091) 16
MS Office 2007 (POFI 1041) 32
Word I (POFI 1024) 16
Excel I (ITSW) 16
Basics of Programming (ITSE 1003) 20
Introduction to Project Management 48
Managing Complex Projects 48
Total 308
Optional Courses to Specialize in a Field of Study Hours
Medical Office Software Analyst:
Medical Insurance Coding & Billing (MDCA 1043) 48
Principles of Accounting (ACNT 1025) 48
Electronic Medical Records Software Analyst:
Human Disease/Pathophysiology (MDCA 1002) 48
Pharmacy Systems Software Analyst:
Introduction to Pharmacy (PHRA 1001) 64
Principles of Accounting (ACNT 1025) 48
For more information
Please call 972-238-6950 or
email HealthProfessions@dcccd.edu or
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