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

Graduate Certificate Option

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate option 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 Healthcare 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.

The Clarkson College Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics program operates on an academic calendar using semester hours. In addition, the Healthcare Administration degree operates using an accelerated course format with classes as 7.5 weeks in length in the fall and spring and six weeks in the summer. 

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Healthcare 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 health care administration. (Technology)**
  • Maintain the highest ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct. (Professionalism)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to the Clarkson College 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 Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Required Courses for Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics

Required Courses

All classes are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 836 - Healthcare 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

Sample Curriculum Plan for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 850 - Healthcare Information Systems 3
MB 845 - Management of Health Information 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 848 - Systems and Database Design 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 836 - Healthcare Project Management 3
Total Semester Hours 6

Total Semester Hours - 18

Last updated: 06/08/2021