What will I learn?

Centennial College's Health Informatics Technology program combines knowledge of both software engineering and health care systems. In this advanced technology diploma program's courses, you learn to design, develop and maintain the next generation of electronic health records applications and many other exciting software products.

Under the umbrella of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this program covers:

Object-oriented software design methodologies

User-oriented interface design

The structure of health care information systems

Telehealth

Clinical workflow and IT solutions

Data security

Privacy issues within health care systems

This health technology program focuses on software technologies such as C#, Java, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Unix/ Linux, Microsoft's ASP.NET Core, HTML5/JavaScript/XML, mobile application development, data warehousing and data mining, BI tools in health care systems and more.

To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the Health Informatics Technology program includes two software development projects in the field of health informatics. These real-world business applications require you to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills gained during your studies.

Program Highlights

Health Informatics Technology courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.

You learn from knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials.

Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.

Career Outlook

  • Software developer
  • Health care information systems analyst
  • Database developer
  • Mobile app developer
  • Web application developer
  • Systems implementation specialist
  • Business analyst

Areas of Employment

You will be prepared to work in:

  • Health informatics clinics
  • IT departments of hospitals
  • Medical software companies
  • Research environments
  • Educational environments
  • Ontario health networks, Ontario hospitals and the government are among the types of organizations that have hired past students.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,140.00 (US$ 10,652) per year
Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 September 2019

Venue

Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)

Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.
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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment