May 12, 2021
Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, work with the CIS/CNE Navigator to select the appropriate replacement. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Healthcare Database Management and Design Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!
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- CIS 121 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course provides baseline vocabulary for all IT conversations as well as presenting the wide breath of the specialty areas of the field.
- CIS 122 Introduction to Computer Programming (5 credits)
Course purpose: In this course you will learn introductory concepts of computer program analysis, design and development using modern structured programming methodologies and techniques. This also involves structure charts, pseudocode and flowcharts. Common computer program techniques of documentation, testing and validation, and implementation using the systems development life cycle (SDLC) model, and lab assignments to allow the student to interact with computer technology, hardware and concepts.
- CIS 130 Productivity Software (5 credits)
Course purpose: In order to document and present IT solutions to IT teams and to stakeholders, you must be proficient in desktop software. You will learn some of the most popular software applications used for word processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation and note taking purposes using various local and cloud-based storage.
- CNE 241 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (5 credits)
Course purpose: In order for databases and programs to work correctly, you must learn to communicate effectively with networking staff. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple local area networks (LANs), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
- BTECA 100 Business Keyboarding: Key the Alphabet by Touch (1 credit)
Course purpose: Keyboarding skills are necessary for rapid and efficient implementation of computer commands.
- BTECA 102 Keyboard Development & Basic Bus Doc Formatting I (1 credit)
- BTECA 103 Keyboard Development & Basic Bus Doc Formatting II (1 credit)
- BTECA 104 Keyboard Development & Adv Bus Doc Formatting III (1 credit)
- BTECA 105 Keyboard Development & Adv Bus Doc Formatting IV (1 credit)
Course purpose: Keyboarding skills are necessary for rapid and efficient implementation of computer commands. Students with disabilities will need to be proficient in alternative input technologies.
1. College Success
- COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.
Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.
3. Systems Analysis and Design
- CIS 280 Systems Analysis and Design (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will learn systematic approaches to defining needs, creating specifications and designing information systems. Course discussion and hands-on case studies providing practical knowledge and experience. Waterfall and agile systems analysis and design techniques will be used to develop and document effective computer-based information systems projects. You will also learn project management standards and create project plans using currently available project management application software.
Action Item: Meet with Advisor
Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.
4. Database Management Systems
- CIS 260 Database Management Systems (5 credits)
Course purpose: You will learn concepts, theory, analysis and design of relational database management systems (RDBMS). This project-based class explores Entity Relationship modeling and database design fundamentals. Practical application includes case study analysis within the health-care industry and comparison to other industries as applicable.
6. Structured Query Language
7. Advanced SQL Programming and Tuning
8. Database Administration Backup and Recovery
- CIS 262 Database Administration Backup and Recovery (5 credits)
Course purpose: In this course you will learn the key tasks and functions required of a database administrator in a production environment. You will gain experience creating and implementing a database, managing data, expanding the size of the database, implementing basic security and data integrity measures, and granting data access privileges to individual users.
9. Electronic Health Records
Total Credits without Prerequisites 43
Note: Due to the rapid changes in the IT industry, the Special Topics courses CIS 155 and CNE 155 may be substituted as needed into the CIS or CNE degree programs, on the advice of the CIS/CNE faculty and program coordinator.