2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Cancer Information Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Health Professions

Program Requirements

Cancer Information Management, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Cancer Information Management?

This certificate is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a cancer data collection system that meets the requirements of local, state and national registries.  Cancer registrars are data management experts who are responsible for collection, analysis and dissemination of cancer data.

Career Opportunities

This certificate provides individuals with the opportunity to work within a cancer registry in many different settings.  Cancer registrars may work in a hospital or central cancer registry.  They may work on site or remotely.  There are a variety of different functions/positions performed by cancer registrars including abstracting health data, quality auditing, research, follow-up, cancer conference and tumor board documentation/membership.  Annual earnings of cancer registrars range from $30,000-$75,000.

More Information

Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care & Health Care System Administration
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2266

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Cancer Information Management Major Requirements

Required Courses
Basic Human Anatomy-Physiology
Medical Terminology
Fundamentals Disease Processes
CIM Courses - 25 credits required
Registry Structure & Mgmt
Cancer Registry Operations
Cancer Disease Management
Oncology Coding & Staging
Abstracting Methods
Mult Primaries & Hematopoietic
Follow Up, Data Quality & Util
Cancer Registry Internship