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Health Information Technology Certificate*

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Program of Study

The United States’ healthcare system is undergoing a fundamental transformation to address ballooning costs while improving access, quality, safety, and efficiency. A critical element of this revolution is the replacement of archaic medical and health record and reporting paper-based systems with modern information technologies. These changes will provide new and expanding professional opportunities. The CSUSM Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program will focus on providing participants with a broader vision of the future of healthcare and the knowledge needed to encourage its evolution and serve as agents of change, innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

The graduate-level CSUSM HIT program has been specifically designed to address these needs and challenges. The program emphasizes information technology, application of analytical methods, re-engineering, innovation, and change management. The program has been developed and taught by faculty and industry experts. It engages students by integrating theory and real-world applications, drawing from a variety of organizations and industry groups. The program will also showcase HIT startups. Students will acquire skills relevant to a range of healthcare industry sectors including providers, insurers, government agencies, plan sponsors, HIT support and training organizations, and HIT new ventures.

*The Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program is offered through Extended Learning.

Admission and Application Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or a senior standing in college with relevant skills or experiences in information systems or healthcare
  • Mathematical proficiency at a minimum level of college Algebra
  • Submission of the online HIT Program Application (
  • Submission of a personal statement
  • Submission of current resume
  • Hard copy transcripts from each college and university attended mailed to:

California State University San Marcos
Extended Learning
Attn: Student Services/HIT Program
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

Total (12 Units)

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