Cancer Registry Management Certificate - Fully Online

Cancer Registry Management Certificate - Fully Online

What is a Cancer Registry? And what is a Cancer Registrar?

Cancer registrars serve as data information specialists, most frequently working in hospitals and central registries in a variety of roles such as Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR), Oncology Data Analysts, or as CTR Consultants. Professionals in the field forward the mission of capturing a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. This data is collected in the cancer registry and 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. Take a look at the data that you will help compile for the vital field of cancer research at

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Please Read This Important Information Before Filling Out Your Application

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in Danville Area Community College's Cancer Registry Management Program.

The online Cancer Registry Management Certificate is designed to provide the educational background needed to work and obtain certification in this growing field. This fully online 30 semester hour program, which includes a virtual practicum, may be completed in as little as one year, assuming full-time enrollment and the completion of prerequisite requirements. Students completing the program will receive a Certificate in Cancer Registry Management and will be eligible to apply for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) administered by the National Cancer Registrars Association provided they also have an Associate’s Degree. Program is completely online. It is not eligible for Web Registration.

If you have never attended DACC, please go to New Student Application online.

This certificate has a selective enrollment process. Students must have:

  • Completed an Associate’s Degree in any field.
  • Completed the 4 prerequisite classes HITT 115, HITT 101, BIOL 136, and BOFF 140 or their equivalents with a C or higher.

Acceptance into the program is contingent on completing all prerequisites prior to program entry. Therefore, if you are currently enrolled in HITT 101 Summer Semester you can still submit an application. If you need help in finding out how to register for any of the four prerequisites that you have not yet completed, please reach out to the Program Director, Kelly Johnson 217-554-1678,, MM112.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the admission criteria and to make sure their application and any additional required documentation are received by the last Friday in June at noon. Acceptance letters will be mailed out at the beginning of July. Further instructions will be included.

There are 3 ways to submit an application:

  1. Access the online application Cancer Registry Management Online Application.
  2. Use the following link if your prefer to complete the pdf fillable application (CRMC Application - PDF) - Once you complete the pdf, email completed application and transcripts to:
  3. If you prefer to drop off the application you may take it to Kelly Johnson, Director of HIT, in the Mary Miller building room 112, or Katelyn Roberts, Health Information Technology Office Assistant in the Mary Miller Building room 172.

If you are accepted into the program, your name will be forwarded to an academic advisor to enroll you in CRMC 100, CRMC 110, and CRMC 120.

If you have any question or need more information, please email me at


Kelly Johnson MHIIM, RHIA, RT (S), (VS)
Health Information Technology Program Director
Cancer Registry Management Program Director
Danville Area Community College

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