Field Studies

Students enrolled in the Healthcare Informatics BAS degree will have the option to complete a field studies/externship experience prior to graduation. The Healthcare Informatics Field Studies (HCI 475) offers you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned throughout the program to “real world” settings, explore career possibilities, and gain valuable experience and professional contacts.

There are a number of requirements that must be completed before a student can be approved to complete a field studies. These requirements have been incorporated into the HCI Field Studies/Capstone Orientation.

Background check

The HCI program currently utilizes CastleBranch to collect and review completion of a mandatory background check which includes the following components:

  • Statewide Criminal WA
  • Nationwide Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Scan
  • Nationwide Record Indicator with SOI
  • Social Security Alert
  • Residency History

There is a fee associated with this requirement of approximately $48.00


Students will also be asked to upload copies of the following immunization records to a Medical Document Manager that the program maintains through CastleBranch:

HCI Immunization Checklist 2017

There is a fee associated with this requirement of approximately $35.00.

US Healthworks

Bellevue College has partnered with US Healthworks to assist students in health science programs with low-cost and convenient options for completing their immunization requirements.

U S HealthWorks Authorization Form – Bellevue College – Health Sciences

Last Updated March 7, 2018