Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT Certificate
The Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT Certificate Program meets the need for healthcare providers and associated businesses to be confident that every aspect of their operation is electronically secure. As the functions of healthcare including scheduling, storage of images, filling prescriptions, billing and more are handled and stored using information technology, the need to build electronic and data transfer systems to support these functions, and to protect the information, has dramatically increased. With this shift, the vulnerability of healthcare records has also increased through errors, acts of negligence and malice. The workforce responsible for this electronic information must be skilled in assuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT systems and networks. This unique program focuses on the integration of the technology with the needs of healthcare.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems against unauthorized access or attack and maintaining the smooth functioning of information systems at all levels. At present, programs that provide such Cybersecurity training are not widely available, and the concentration on healthcare is a unique aspect of this program.
Applicants to the Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT Program must meet the general admission requirements to the College.
This program provides a stepping stone for graduates who can incorporate the certificate, through transfer of credits, into other two-year associate degree programs in computer science.
Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able to: