Informatics Career Pathways


Career Pathways — Informatics
9 Units

Students will have an opportunity to apply the Informatics skill set in one of two contexts with an additional 9 units of course work focused on end users within a selected domain, such as:

  • Health 
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

Students also may mix-and-match between the 6 Career Pathway courses offered to instead complete these 9 units of course work with a general option.

Be sure to consult the Course Rotations to plan your schedule and area of specialization. Career Pathways frequencies may increase and be adjusted depending on the needs of students.

Health Career Pathway Courses

  • INFM 210 Health Informatics
    Health data and standards, electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare information, data management concerns and technology governance in the health care environment. (3 units)
  • INFM 213 Epidemiological Methods
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles and methods of epidemiologic research, to enable them to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret epidemiologic research. (3 units)
  • INFM 214 Health Data and Analytics
    Exploration of healthcare informatics and its relation to health information technology. Students will apply basic knowledge and skills from healthcare data mining, data science, data management and professional project management to address practical healthcare business and clinical intelligence issue. (3 units)

Cybersecurity and Privacy Career Pathway Courses

  • INFM 215 Network Security
    Introduces students to various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. Include compliance and operational security; psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. (3 units)
  • INFM 216 Computer/Digital Forensics
    Introduces students to digital forensics. Students will be exposed to digital forensic investigation activities, including data acquisition, forensic imaging, use of tools within the Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) suite of applications (using Access Data virtual labs), locking mechanisms, search and seizure procedures, and report writing. (3 units)
  • INFM 217 Tools Lab
    Exposes students to security tools such as packet analyzers that let users see what is happening on their network at a microscopic levels. (3 units)