Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration

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

Introduction

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration is designed for students who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree but would like to pursue the field of Health Information Management and earn the RHIA certification. This certificate is designed to develop the knowledge, leadership and critical-thinking skills for individuals to become successful in the health information management field.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration, graduates will:

  • Ascertain the entry-level competencies of AHIMA’s domains and sub-domains for a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA).
  • Practice awareness of cultural, ethnic, gender and lifestyle differences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of written and verbal communication skills necessary for the HIM environment.
  • Apply and use the appropriate technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the HIM setting.
  • Demonstrate ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct appropriate for the environment of HIM.

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 73 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • Support Courses = 11 semester hours
  • Health Information Major Courses = 62 semester hours

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration Program

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Support Courses (12 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 205 Advanced Computer Applications 2
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 324 Disease Process 4
    Total 11
Health Information Major Courses (62 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 320 Human Resource Management 3
BU 355 Managing Healthcare Dep 3
BU 375 Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
BU 450 Strategic Management 3
HM 108 Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 255 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 260 Data Management and Analytics 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
HM 332 Coding III 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 367  ◊ Professional Practice Experience 3
HM 444 Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
HM 460 Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
HM 477 HIA Assessment 1
HM 496 Internship 3
HM 499 ◊ Capstone 3
    Total 62

Total Semester Hours in Program 73

Sample curriculum plan for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificare in Health Information Adminstration Program

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 108 Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
BU 205 Advanced Computer Applications 2
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
BU 335 Managing Health Care Departments 3
    Total 13
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 230 Coding I 3
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
    Total 13
Summer Semester Semester Hours
HM 331 Coding II 3
HM 255 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HM 260 Data Management and Analytics 3
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
    Total 12

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 332 Coding III 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
HM 444 Advanced Healthcare Information Systems 3
BU 411 Operations and Quality Management 3
    Total 12
Spring Semester Semester Hours
BU 375 Concepts of Leadership 2
HM 460 Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
BU 320 Human Resources Management 3
HM 367 ◊ Professional Practice Experience 3
    Total 12
Summer Semester Semester Hours
BU 450 Strategic Management 3
BU 477 Health Information Administration Assessment 1
HM 496 Internship 3
HM 499 ◊ Capstone 3
    Total 10

Grand Total Semester Hours 73