Health eWorkforce Consortium

Health Care has created the most jobs in our region in the last three years than any other industry. Spokane is a regional hub for the health care services throughout Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Western Montana. With more than 1,100 firms, this diverse cluster represents hospitals, research, labs, education and clinics.

SCC is a member of the Health e-Workforce Consortium (HeWC) which consists of 9 community colleges, workforce, industry and labor partners. The purpose is to expand and improve the ability of community colleges to deliver education and training programs in Health Information Technology.

SCC’s focus is on Mobile Technology. By 2015, more Americans will access the web via mobile devices than by desktop computers.


Mobile Health Information Technology (MHIT)

Combines the knowledge of health IT and management systems with a solid foundation in mobile device management. Students will complete three courses in health IT preparing them for the CAHIMS certification exam which is designed for emerging professionals within the healthcare industry and demonstrates knowledge of health IT and management systems.

Mobile Health Software Development (MHSD)

Offers a thorough examination of mobile software development in the Android mobile development platform and provides an entry way into healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. Students will complete three courses in health IT preparing them for the CAHIMS certification exam which is designed for emerging professionals within the healthcare industry and demonstrates knowledge of health IT and management systems.

Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)

This certificate offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. The curriculum is aligned to the new CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) certification administered by HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society). This certificate is designed for students who have previous degree or experience in IT or in healthcare and is designed as a career pathway into health IT careers.

Program Length

Students can typically complete the MHIT (25 credits) or MHSD (30 credits) certificates, including CAHIMS, in three quarters. Classes are available in the classroom and online.

Transfer Possibilities to a four year program

Credits earned in the Network Design and Administration or Software Development degree programs can be applied to bachelor’s degrees in health informatics, health care management, management information systems, and IT management.

Targeted Audience

Current students in Network Design and Administration or Software DevelopmentVeterans and eligible spouses TAA / Displaced workers Incumbent workers who want to broaden their skills

The grant helps provide the following services to the Mobile Technology and CAHIMS Program students:

  • Priority to veterans and TAA / Displaced Workers
  • Transition Services for Military Veterans
  • Academic Support
    • Goal Setting
    • Stress Management
    • Study Skills
    • Test Preparation
    • Time Management
  • Student Navigator services
    • Employment Assistance
    • Resume and Cover Letter Enhancement
    • Job Interview Preparation
    • Informational Interview Preparation
    • Job Search Strategies
  • Pathways to a B.A.S. Degree
  • Curriculum to Support the Change in Technology in the Workforce

The Department of Labor Education and Training Administration has awarded an $11.8M grant to the Health eWorkforce (HeW) Consortium. The HeW Consortium is composed of nine colleges, including Spokane Community College (SCC), to expand workforce in health information technology (HIT).

HIT involves the exchange of health information in electronic format. The HeW Consortium has a special focus on assisting TAA-eligible workers, military veterans and their eligible spouse’s to enter this promising industry.

DOL TAA - CCCT Health eWorkforce Consortium

Spokane Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

This workforce solution is 100% funded by an $11.7M grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

For more information contact the SCC Health e-Workforce Consortium office for more details:

Mary Hubler
Workforce Navigator
Mary.Hubler@scc.spokane.edu
533-8157
MHubler@esd.wa.gov
532-3158
Conney Edmondson
Student Instructional Coordinator
509-533-8157
Conney.Edmondson@scc.spokane.edu
Robert Foley
Project manager
509-533-8156
Robert.Foley@scc.spokane.edu
Browse additional programs in the CCS Online Catalog.

Funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Grant #TC-23745-12-60-A-53.
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