Certificate in Health Information Management

Director of Health Care Business
Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA
PH 402.552.6295  TF 800.647.5500 
dirkschneider@clarksoncollege.edu

This program is for individuals who are interested in medical coding and reimbursement.

Required courses for Certificate in Health Information Management Program

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Course Requirements (37 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 163 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HM 164 Health Information Management Applications 3
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 280 Electronic Health Record 2
HM 304 Pharmacology and Drug Administration 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
HM 331 Coding II 3
HM 332 Coding III 3

Total Semester Hours in Program 37

Sample curriculum plan for Certificate in Health Information Management Program

The following sample curriculum plan is provided to guide students in planning their college coursework. All students should seek the advice of their advisor to plan/customize their degree plan.

After completion of the 37 semester hours, students are eligible to apply for a Clarkson College Certificate of Completion.

Once the 37 semester hours in the Certificate program have been completed, an additional 36 semester hours will fulfill the requirements for the Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 304 Pharmacology and Drug Administration 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 163 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
    Total 10
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 164 Health Information Management Applications 3
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    Total 13
Summer Semester Semester Hours
HM 280 Electronic Health Record 2
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
    Total 8

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
HM 333 Coding III 3
    Total 6

Grand Total Semester Hours 37