Health Information Technology (HIT) Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology Systems prepares health care professionals to support the collection, management, retrieval, exchange, and/or analysis of information in electronic form, in health care and public health organizations. This role functions at an operational level to provide comprehensive management of health care information and its secure exchange between healthcare consumers and providers. These specialists participate in processing, managing and transforming data from information to knowledge. This specialist works within the health care environment interacting with both health care professionals and IT specialists. The informatics specialty maintains the big picture of health care informatics while providing an in-depth perspective of nursing informatics. The ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics as well as other frameworks such as American Medical Informatics Association’s definition of biomedical informatics and their current work in the development of biomedical informatics competencies and the International Medical Informatics Association’s work on informatics competencies.

The following areas of knowledge will be taught in the certificate program:

  • Foundations/Introduction to Healthcare
  • Informatics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Systems Security and Privacy
  • Information Systems Life Cycle
  • Semantic Representation

Admissions Criteria:

Applicants for the Graduate HIT Certificate must submit a Graduate Application, located at, and pay all associated application fees.

Program Sheets

Program Sheet: Graduate Certificate

Application Process

Apply for the graduate certificate program using the Graduate Program Application.

Gainful Employment

Graduate Certificate

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