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Healthcare IT Professional program

Start a Rewarding Career in Healthcare IT

With CSU Bakersfield Extended Education, you can gain the specialized skills you need to start a rewarding technology career in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. You'll be prepared for multiple industry certifications—and with an average annual salary of $50,000*, this is an excellent career choice.

What you'll learn:

  • Industry certification prep – Finish with the skills you need to earn the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate cert. Exam vouchers are included with the program (a $326 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training designed by experienced industry experts that can have you career ready in a year or less.
  • One-on-one support – With one-on-one access to dedicated trainers with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed

To apply to the Healthcare IT Professional program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with CareerStep, complete the following steps:

  • Navigate to the CSUB/CareerStep website
  • Click the ENROLL ONLINE button
  • Continue to CHECKOUT
  • Fill in required fields
  • Complete payment information or make payment arrangements

Need help enrolling? Call (888) 657-5752

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Meet one of the following requirements:

    • High school diploma

    • General Education Development (GED) Certificate

    • Pass the Career Step Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test

The Healthcare IT Professional program costs $3,999.

We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Career Step offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.

We currently offer:

  • A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment
  • An interest-free, 3-month payment plan
  • A low interest, 12-month payment plan

For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (877) 225-7151.

Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.

Course Modules
The Healthcare IT Professional program includes the following topics / modules:

  • An Overview of HIPAA
  • Understanding HIPAA
  • Introduction to CMPSP
  • Understanding CMPSP
  • Introduction of PCI-DSS
  • Understanding PCI-DSS
  • An Overview of Risk Management
  • Understanding Risk Management
  • Participation Leadership
  • Microsoft Office Training Orientation
  • Word 2019: Beginner
  • Word 2019: Intermediate
  • Word 2019: Advanced
  • Excel 2019: Beginner
  • Excel 2019: Intermediate
  • Excel 2019: Advanced
  • Powerpoint 2019: Beginner
  • Powerpoint 2019: Intermediate
  • Outlook 2019: Beginner
  • Outlook 2019: Intermediate
  • IT Program Orientation
  • Computing Overview
  • PC Technician Responsibilities
  • System Components
  • Peripheral Devices
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Wireless Networking
  • Printing
  • Mobile Devices
  • System Implementation
  • File Management
  • System Management
  • Security
  • Capstone Exercises
  • Certification Practice
  • PC Pro Certification Practice (Single Attempt Only) CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Core 1 Certification Practice Exam CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Core 2 Certification Practice Exam 


The Healthcare IT Professional program is completely online and provided by our partner, CareerStep. Once you are registered with CareerStep, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the CareerStep portal you will have access to:

  • Readings
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes / tests
  • Technical support
  • Discussion boards
  • One-on-one help from instructors
  • Additional resources

Get Started Today

Take the first step! Complete the form below to receive more information about the Healthcare IT Professional program at CSUB.