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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cancer Information Management, Diploma

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Campus: Online*

Cancer Information Management (CIM) diploma is an online program. Please note that students will be required to complete 96 hours of practical experience with a Certified Tumor Registrar at a Cancer Registry site. Students who have previously earned an AAS or higher in any major may be admitted into the diploma program.

The CIM program prepares graduates to work in cancer centers, hospitals, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. CIM workers manage, analyze, and maintain clinical cancer information databases that are used in research, quality management, facility planning, program development, and compliance.

The CIM program meets the formal requirements established by the National Cancer Registrar’s Association (NCRA) and has been awarded full accreditation from the NCRA. Students completing the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) Exam. The Cancer Information Management program is accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission and grading criteria. The application process and admission requirements for the Cancer Information Management program can be found at www.eicc.edu/cim.

*Students must complete one on-site practicum (CIM 271) and will work with a program representative on finding an approved on-site location relative to their geographical region.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Cancer Information Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of cancer registry organization structure, operations, and functions.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of the oncology disease process incorporating diagnostic and staging procedures and treatment modalities with an emphasis on major cancer sites.
  3. Analyze documentation to identify and reports neoplasms, patient demographics, code diagnostic findings, and cancer information including primary site, histology, stage, and treatment.
  4. Conduct statistical analysis and prepare data presentations related to epidemiology, incidence, quality measures, and survival outcomes.
  5. Apply legal, ethical, accreditation, and certification standards to the cancer registry and demonstrate professional behavior in these areas.
  6. Participate in follow-up and data quality analysis and utilization to improve patient care.

Plan of Study

Prerequisite Term

Term Total: 10.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Term 3 - Summer

Term Total: 8.00 Credits

Cancer Information Management, Diploma Total: 48.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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