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

Graduate Certificate Program

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate program is to provide additional opportunities for students who have gained a Baccaluaureate degree or for current graduate students to gain knowledge within a specialty at Clarkson College. The Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate represents the student’s successful completion of the required courses in the content area of Informatics, specifically Information Systems and Data Analytics.

Clarkson College's Healthcare Informatics Graduate Certificate program operates on an academic calendar using semester hours with three terms, each with 12 weeks of instructional time in length, with two of the terms offered over the fall through spring and the third term offered in the summer. Clarkson College's Master's in Health Care Administration program defines its academic year as 36 weeks of instructional time using semester hours, which is considered nonstandard terms.

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate, graduates will:

  • Evaluate strategies based on concepts of leadership and management theory. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Interpret, synthesize, and apply concepts to evaluate and solve a variety of real world health care situations, through problem recognition, methods of inquiry, project management, and strategic analysis and integration. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. (Communication)**
  • Demonstrate an ability to acknowledge and to recognize those differences that exist among all individuals. (Diversity)**
  • Demonstrate an appropriate working knowledge of computer applications commonly used in healthcare administration (Technology)**
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards of conduct. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism. 

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).


Required Courses for Graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics

Required Courses
Courses Semester Hours
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 836 - Health Care Project Management 3
MB 845 - Management of Health Information 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
MB 848 - Systems and Database Design 3
MB 850 - Healthcare Information Systems 3
Total Semester Hours 18
All courses are 6 weeks in duration.
Last updated: 07/08/2020