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
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 your social media marketing partner

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.

Most Read This Week

November 20, 2015 9597

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 9368

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8571

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7311

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4173

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 14916

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14258

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 1545

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1289

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 928

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 807

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 749

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 693

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 669

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 598

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 472

Ky. Division of Forestry Firefighters on Standby…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 433

Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on…

by SurfKY News