Clark College and Bellevue College join forces

Clark College and Bellevue College have signed an articulation agreement that allows students at Clark to earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) from Bellevue through online and remote classes without leaving the Clark College campus.”This is a great opportunity for students to stay here in the region and get a bachelor’s degree in a rapidly growing field,” says Debra Ortiz, director of allied health programs at Clark College. Health Informatics is the science of managing electronic health records and coordinating the computer information systems used by hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and health care professionals. Statistics predict that demand for HIIT specialists will increase by 21 percent between 2010 and 2020-a rate that is 50 percent higher than average job growth in all fields.