Certificate in Cancer Registry Management

Cancer Registry Management

Cancer Registrars capture a complete summary of patient history, diagnosis, treatment and status for every cancer patient in the United States and other countries. The data collected via these registries is invaluable to the process of improving screening and treatment techniques and outcomes. There is a growing demand for Cancer Registry Technicians, who must be certified; UC Clermont’s Cancer Registry Management certificate program offers students a straightforward and accessible path to careers in this critically important area.

Cancer Registry Management : Online

What is Cancer Registry Management : Online?

Cancer registrars identify reportable cancer cases by collecting accurate and timely cancer data. These specialists capture the history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status of cancer patients. This data is essential in providing the information to state and federal registries, as well as, researchers, clinicians, and public health officials. The collection and reporting of the data allows researchers and clinicians to monitor and advance cancer treatments in order to develop new treatment protocols, improve prevention, and enhance screening programs.

Employment of Cancer Registry Managers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. The June 2006 National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA) Workforce Study estimated that there were 7,280 registrars in the workforce at that time, with a projected need to add 800 more over the next 15 years. It also noted that additional registrars would be needed to replace those who retire from the field. To succeed as a cancer registrar, you should be well organized, have excellent communication skills and be detail oriented. In addition, you will need a strong background in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and be proficient with technology, and data analysis.

Career Possibilities

Most cancer registrars work in hospitals. Other work settings include central or state cancer registries, accrediting organizations, government agencies, software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, and staffing firms. Some cancer registrars are self-employed and/or work from home.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employers require Cancer Registry Technicians to be certified. Prerequisites to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) exam have become more rigorous and students who achieve this certificate will be prepared to sit for the exam.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 43-3021.  The informational profile for this occupation is at http://online.onetcenter.org.

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report specific information about students enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion, normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) here.

Majoring in Cancer Registry Management : Online

The Cancer Registry Management certificate program is a one year online certificate that prepares you to work as a data management expert who reports cancer statistics for various healthcare agencies. Credentialed Cancer Registrars provide support for cancer program development, ensure compliance of reporting standards and serve as a resource for cancer information.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with an associate degree, or higher degree. 

Pre-requisite courses include Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Disease and Computers in Healthcare. Students that do not have credit for these prerequisite courses may still enroll in the Cancer Registry Certificate (CTR) and take these prerequisite courses first, prior to the core courses of the CTR.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

We are in the process of seeking accreditation for this certificate through the National Cancer Registrars Association.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Cancer Registry Management : Online

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years


UC Clermont & UC East


Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319