Cancer Registry Management Certificate

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This growing field needs you! Do you like working with data or are a data information specialist? This certificate is for Medical Coders and Health Information Management professionals seeking to grow and specialize their skill set. Or, Healthcare professionals desiring a transition to a new career.

Cancer registrars capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. and collect the data that provides essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.

Learn from our industry experts and add this stackable credential to your resume as you become eligible for employment in the field of cancer registry. This certificate will prepare you for the CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) Credential Exam. Plus, this certificate is a pathway to either the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management or Health Care Administration.

The Cancer Registry Management Certificate program is designed to meet the standards and competencies of the National Cancer Registry Association and prepare students to sit for the CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) credential exam. Students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements.

This Certificate is 33 credits and 15 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology

    3 credits
  • BIO 215: Pathophysiology

    3 credits
  • HCA 105: Medical Terminology

    3 credits
  • HIM 200: Health Information Systems

    3 credits
  • Introduction to Cancer Registry and Management

    3 credits
  • Cancer Registry Operations

    3 credits
  • Cancer Disease Coding and Staging

    3 credits
  • Oncology Treatment and Coding

    3 credits
  • Cancer Registry Data Analytics, Quality, and Utilization

    3 credits
  • Abstracting Methods for Oncology

    3 credits
  • Cancer Registry Practicum

    3 credits
  • Total

    33 credits

The certificate is designed for adult learners who already have an Associate’s degree but are looking for a specialized certificate to increase their opportunities for employment (or pursuing an associate’s degree concurrently with the certificate).

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who complete a Cancer Registry Management certificate will be able to:

  1. identify human anatomy and physiology and disease processes along with related pharmacology
  2. describe the purpose and value of cancer registry, types of registries and registry standards
  3. apply disease registry standards to work tasks and identification of data sets
  4. demonstrate accurate cancer/oncology disease and treatment coding, sequencing and staging
  5. monitor oncology patient outcomes and manage follow-up
  6. adhere to appropriate data quality and improvement standards and initiatives
  7. demonstrate data collection, database management, data analysis, statistical reporting, and data utilization according to appropriate standards and Central Registry requirements
  8. abstract data from patient health records for necessary data collection while understanding major disease sites
  9. demonstrate operational skills in cancer registry using real patient records and/or case studies

This certificate is a pathway to either the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management or Health Care Administration.

The Cancer Registry Management Certificate program is designed to meet the standards and competencies of the National Cancer Registry Association and prepare students to sit for the CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar) credential exam. Students are responsible for reviewing the exam requirements.

Please review all exam requirements.

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