Program Overview

Students completing Clark College's Associate in Arts–Option B (AAB) degree can continue on to a bachelor's degree program in Healthcare Technology and Management (HCTM) at Bellevue College. In fact, Clark's new Health Informatics IT program is specifically designed for seamless transfer to a baccalaureate program at Bellevue College. The Bellevue College bachelor's degree is delivered to students using an accessible, distance-based learning environment.

After completing the AAB, Clark graduates will be able to transition to Bellevue College's program which is specifically built around educating students in information technology and healthcare knowledge and skills.The Bellevue program is also intended to provide graduates with a well prepared business and scientific knowledge base and the computer science or information technology skills to integrate computer technology in the health care field.

Career opportunities in health informatics IT are increasing in a variety of health organizations that includes hospitals, medical insurers, public health agencies, research institutions, medical groups and clinics and industries engaged in health care IT. Graduates are employed as consultants, managers, systems designers, database administrators, systems analysts and researchers. Opportunities for advancement are many and they are either in a technical or managerial area.

Salaries have grown in recent years in keeping with the growth of career opportunities in the field. More detailed and related information in Health Informatics IT can be obtained using this helpful weblink:

Bellevue College HCTM page