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Training in Healthcare and IT Skills

One of the most important goals for professionals is to have the skills necessary to enter the job market, ready for their organization's needs. Organizations want people who can hit the ground running and are prepared.

Alliant’s School of Management has several training programs which have been designed to train students with skills and capabilities and the mission of fast-tracking them towards employment. These programs are being provided in partnership with Able-Disabled Advocacy’s TechWORKS program to provide training to long-term unemployed individuals working in the healthcare and IT industries and are funded in full by Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Program Highlights:

  • If you are a San Diego county resident and are unemployed or under employed for 6 months or more, apply for enrollment with a full scholarship, provided in partnership with Able-Disabled Advocacy's TechWORKS program.
  • The training programs are designed as short term, 50 hours certificate programs which can be completed in approximately 3 months.
  • Training is self-paced, involving a mix of online and hands-on discussions and reading topics.
  • All training participants will be provided personalized employment help with a recruitment specialist  

Participants should have some postsecondary education. Persons living with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. The definition of disability is a broad term; individuals who are receiving many types of medical treatment may be considered. 

For more information, contact IT-healthcaregrant@alliant.edu

Certificate Program Details and Requirements:

Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) User Training
Technology-Mediated Training Development
HIPAA Security and Risk Assessment Analyst Training
Information Systems and Technology Analyst Training
Database and Data Analytics Training
SAP End-User Training

(1). Certificate in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) User Training  

The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online curriculum, as well as hands on practice using EMR systems. The certificate will be given to those who have completed and shown proficiency through testing in the concepts and use of an HIT system. After completing the training, students can join healthcare organizations looking for clinicians with EMR knowledge, any EMR development and training departments, or institutional training and learning departments. Program Modules:  

  • Structure and Functionality of EMR systems
  • Use and Context EMR Systems
  • EMR Hands-on Module

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants will preferably have some clinical background such as experience in healthcare administration, healthcare IT, training on computer applications in healthcare, licensed vocational nurse (LVN), certified nursing assistant (CNA), or registered nurse (RN). 

(2)   Program in Technology-Mediated Training Development

The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online training, as well as hands on practice using IT tools suchas Captivate and e-learning development tools. The certificate will be given to those who have completed and shown proficiency through testing in the concepts and use of these development tools and systems. After completing the training, students can join organizations in their online learning and development departments, or EMR development and training departments. Program Modules: 

  • Structure, Functionality and Use of Learning systems
  • Technology Tools for Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Captivate\Elluminate Hands-on Development

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants will preferably have some IT and online learning or teaching background. 

(3)   Program in HIPAA Security and Risk Assessment Analyst Training 

Security and privacy issues related to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have become a critical function in large as well as small healthcare organizations. Hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and all types of healthcare organizations have to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations in order to qualify for continued healthcare systems and funding. IT systems that comply with HIPAA rules and can be assessed for infrastructure, security, privacy, disaster recovery and informatics capability are critical for healthcare professionals. The training allows students to learn about HIPAA regulations and how to assess and mitigate risks to the security and privacy of patient data. The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online curriculum, as well as hands on practice using software and systems. After completing the training, students can join healthcare organizations in their risk assessment departments or healthcare IT consulting companies. Program Modules: 

  • Computer and Network Topologies and Models
  • HIPAA Privacy, Security, Cyber security Rules
  • Risk Assessment in a Health Care Setting

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants will preferably have some IST (information systems and technology) background such as familiarity with computer systems in organizations or healthcare industry as an end user, or previous experience in database and systems analysis areas. 

(4)   Program in Information Systems and Technology Analyst Training 

IT is the engine fueling the growth and processes of all organizations. The program teaches students about two core IST content areas – information systems and systems analysis and design – which form the basis of business processes and applications in any organization. The training allows studentsto learn solutions to real-world business problems as application systems and analyze the process flows using systems analysis techniques. After completing the training, students can join organizations looking for IST professionals in end user departments.The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online curriculum, as well as hands on practice using software and live systems. After completing the training, students can join IT organizations looking for systems analyst, or any organization with an IT development and training department. Program Modules:  

  • Information and Technology Management (equivalent of Alliant Courses IST3020 or IST6010)
  • Analysis for Electronic Businesses (equivalent of Alliant courses BUS3030 or IST6010)
  • Systems Analysis and Design  

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants would have at least one year of preparation at an associate, undergraduate or graduate level in business or related fields or may have some work experience in an IST related field in the past.   Participants would preferably have some IST (information systems and technology) background such as familiarity with computer systems, accounting systems or purchase systems as an end user.

  (5)   Program in Database and Data Analytics Training 

Data and information is the basis of decisions and activities in all organizations. The program teaches students about two core content areas – database management systems and analyzing data using software tools – which form the foundation for operations in any organization. The training allows studentsto learn solutions to real-world business problems as database applications of Access, Excel and data systems. The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online curriculum, as well as hands on practice using software and live systems. After completing the training, students can join IT organizations looking for database analyst, or any organization with an IT development and data reporting department. Program Modules:  

  • Information and Technology Management (equivalent of Alliant courses IST3020 or IST6010)
  • Analysis for Electronic Businesses (equivalent of Alliant courses BUS3030 or IST6010)
  • Database Management and Analysis

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants would have at least one year of preparation at an associate, undergraduate or graduate level in business or related fields or may have some work experience in an IST related field in the past.  Participants would preferably have some IST background such as familiarity with computer systems, accounting systems or purchase systems as an end user.  

  (6)   Program in SAP End-User Training 

SAP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which is used by a large number of Fortune 500 companies. The training allows students to learn real-world business processes on an ERP system and ensuring that they are prepared to join organizations running SAP applications.   After completing the training, students have a competitive advantage in the job market since SAP is the leading ERP system running on a database engine.The 50-hour program will utilize in-person discussions, online curriculum, as well as hands on practice using SAP software and live SAP-based systems. After completing the training, students can join organizations looking for SAP analysts, or SAP end-user departments in marketing, accounting, finance, payroll or operations. Program Modules:  

  • Information and Technology Management (equivalent of Alliant courses IST3020 or IST6010)
  • Enterprise Business Process Integration
  • SAP Hands-on Development 

Program Eligibility Requirements: Participants will have some IST (information systems and technology) background such as familiarity with computer systems, accounting systems and purchase systems as an end user, or previous experience in database and systems analysis areas. 

For more information regarding any of the certificate programs, or for information about how to be considered for the full scholarship, please contact Dr. Rachna Kumar at IT-healthcaregrant@alliant.edu