mcc schoolbuilding 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/25/13) – Are you currently in the health care field and looking for new career options? Does your schedule prevent you from taking traditional in-person classes? If so, check out the five new online courses that Madisonville Community College will be offering in the upcoming spring semester. Chief Academic Affairs Officer Dr. Deborah Cox shared, “MCC is proud of the quality and variety of online experiences it has to offer students in this region. Our college is recognized for its exceptional variety of career programs leading to well-paying employment, and the online programs and courses make these more accessible to the students in our area.”
 
Two of the new online courses, GLY 130 – Dinosaurs and Disasters: A Brief History of the Vertebrates and the accompanying lab GLY 131 – Dinosaur Laboratory, will satisfy the Natural Sciences general education requirement for degree and diploma options. The lecture course examines dinosaurs’ interactions with their environment, their indirect influence on mammals, and implications for humankind. The history of dinosaurs from early vertebrate ancestors to their final extinction will be traced and the course surveys the evolutionary, paleogeographic, environmental, and possible extraterrestrial causes for their rise to dominance and sudden fall. The laboratory course will involve analysis and interpretation of fossils, scale models, and sedimentary rocks to interpret ancient environments, dinosaur anatomy and geologic history.
 
In addition, MCC’s new Health Care Informatics (HCI) program will be implemented in January 2014. Offered online, HCI is a discipline that integrates information science and computer science into the health care professions, gaining the ability to combine resources, devices and methods required for the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of collected information and data in health sciences and biomedicine. HCI provides a tremendous advantage to health care practitioners through the combination of health care concepts and information technology management that is an integral part of the health care industry. Obtaining HCI certificates increases practitioner knowledge and skills that are required to aid in the reduction of health care costs, expanding access to quality care and improving the quality of services. Health Care Informatics is an expanding field that is rapidly becoming an excellent career option for many health care professionals. Health Care Informaticists work in a variety of environments including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, public health agencies, technological firms/vendors, research facilities and insurance. The typical salary in the health care informatics field ranges from $35,000 to $50,000.
 
Health Care Informatics is a selective admission program and enrollment requires a minimum of an associate degree in health care or a related field, or consent of the program coordinator/instructor. Two credential options are available – Health Care Informatics Certificate (12 credits) and Health Care Informatics – Project Management Certificate (16 credits).
 
The three online HCI courses offered for the spring semester are:
 
• HCI 200 - Introduction to Health Care Informatics
Provides the foundation by introducing basic concepts, historical development, current and future trends in the specialized discipline and the role of the informaticist in health care organizations. Clarifies the skills and knowledge required for successful integration of real-time documentation in health care informatics and management of that technology within the health care system
 
• HCI 210 - Management of Health Care Information and System Security Provides students with fundamental concepts in the discipline of health care informatics security systems that are required in the management of electronic data. Prepares the student to maintain data information system security within established standards of practice.
 
• HCI 220 - Database Systems In Health Care
Provides students with the concepts that are fundamental to the field of health care informatics database principles. Includes the development of data set management, the importance of accurate data input and mapping information extracted from the health care documentation system
 
To learn more about the Health Care informatics program, visit MCC’s webpage at www.madisonville.kctcs.edu.
 
For additional information or to register for spring semester courses, contact MCC’s Enrollment Center at (270) 824-8621.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,976.31
+263.65 (1.49%)    
2 S&P 2,086.24
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,947.44
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5953

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5457

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5205

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5142

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4302

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4150

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13937

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11654

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 30, 2015 3860

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2306

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 2109

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
March 30, 2015 2031

Man Charged for Selling Drugs from Red Cardinal…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 1787

Report of Suspicious Man Ends with PI, Meth…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 1311

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 1069

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 30,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 813

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 680

Easter Cuties Pageant Raises Funds for Shanice…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 550

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by Melissa Heflin