Mobile Health Software Development

The Mobile Health Software Development (MHSD) certificate program offers a thorough examination of mobile software development and provides an entry way into healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems.

The focus of this certificate is twofold; it incorporates entry-level knowledge of health IT and management systems with a solid foundation of mobile software development, including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Responsive Design, Phone Gap, and the Android mobile development platform.

The focus of this certificate is twofold; it incorporates entry-level knowledge of health IT and management systems with a solid foundation of mobile software development, including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Responsive Design, Phone Gap, and the Android mobile development platform.

The MHSD certificate is designed for current software development students or for those who have previous a degree or experience in software design and desire to enter a career in health IT.


MHSD Program Overview

 Doctor on Laptop

MHSD combines the knowledge of health IT and management systems with a solid foundation in mobile software development using the android operating system. Students will complete three courses in Mobile software development and then 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.


  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Introduction to Phone Gap
  • Introduction to Java or Objective-C
  • Responsive Application Design
  • Introduction to Native Sensors
  • Intro to TCP/IP Networking connections
  • Creating Web Service for mobile apps
  • Utilizing Existing Cloud-based API’s
  • Healthcare Environment
  • Leadership & Planning in Healthcare
  • Professionalism and Communication Skills in Healthcare
  • Health Information Technology Environment
  • Privacy & Security
  • Health Information Management Systems Analysis & Design
  • Health Information Management

CAHIMS Preparatory Certificate
(15 Credits)

HIM 219
(5 Credits)
HIM 220
(5 Credits)
HIM 221
(5 Credits)

Mobile Health Software Development Certificate
(30 Credits)

  • Mobile Software Development courses are available in-class and online
  • Coursework can be completed in three to four quarters

The MHSD certificate program was created for

  • Students enrolled in the Software Development AAS degree
  • Veterans interested in earning an AAS in Software Development
  • Veterans with a computer programming background
  • Experienced programmers looking to enhance their mobile software development skills
  • TAA layoff workers interested in earning an AAS in Software Development
  • TAA layoff workers with software design experience interested in Health IT

Target Jobs

  • Computer programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

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

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.
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