Cancer Data Management Specialty Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Program Information
It takes much more than doctors to treat and cure cancer. If you desire to take a stand against this disease, our cancer data management program is designed to teach aspiring health science students all aspects of the cancer registry. Our well-rounded curriculum offers courses in survey processes, data collection/retrieval-abstracting, coding, staging, reporting; and how the cancer registry is a vital part of the health care delivery system. Join the fight against cancer at San Jacinto College now.

The Cancer Registrar is accountable to maintain the hospital based registry of cancer patients including identification, abstracting, reporting, follow-up and statistical compilation in order to participate in local, state and national registration programs in addition to assisting in the maintenance of a hospital-wide cancer program in compliance with regulatory requirements.

The San Jacinto College cancer data management program graduates are eligible to apply for National Cancer Registrar Associations national certification exam to become a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).

Program Requirements
San Jacinto College offers a two-year degree program, and an advanced technical certificate option. To be eligible to complete the advanced technical certificate, the student must have at least a minimum of an associate degree and a medical science, basic science or biology/introduction to medicine course.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cancer Data Management and the Advanced Certificate of Technology in Cancer Data Management of San Jacinto College are fully accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
Career Opportunities
Upon completing our program, students may pursue careers in cancer registry management in a hospital setting, or a free-standing state or national cancer registry, or in any of the state or national cancer organizations.

Earning Potential
Certified Tumor Registrar average salary: $50,599*
* Source: National Cancer Registrars Association, www.ncra-usa.org

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Associate of Applied Science Degree Total 61 External Learning Experience: HITT 1361 Certification Exam: CTR National Certification Exam Note: This is a new exit point recommended by advisory committee to address the CTR National Certification. Note: Students must pass each HITT and HPRS course listed in the health information management A.A.S. degrees, and certificate plans with a grade of C to be eligible to receive either the degree or any of the certificates. *Note: Courses which satisfy this requirement are listed in the Humanities and Fine Arts sections of the Transfer Core Curriculum in the Educational Programs section of the Catalog. **Students must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete in order to graduate: Math level 9.

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