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

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration (HIA) is designed to develop the knowledge, leadership and critical-thinking skills for individuals to become successful in the health information management field.

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with Major in Health Information Administration degree, graduates will:

  • Communicate effectively within the health care environment. (Communication)**
  • Apply Information Governance standards across the healthcare continuum. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
  • Comply with appropriate policies and procedures for the protection and security of health data. (Critical Thinking, Professionalism, Communication)**
  • Make use of processes and systems to retrieve health data, monitor accuracy, and perform data analytics.(Critical Thinking, Communication, Technology)**
  • Monitor revenue cycle processes within health care environments. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
  • Adhere to national, state, and organization-wide compliance regulations. (Critical Thinking, Communication)**
  • Demonstrate knowledge and behaviors compatible for leadership positions with the HIM community. (Critical Thinking, Communication, Technology, Professionalism, Diversity)**
  • Use appropriate technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the HIM environment. (Technology)**
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal standards of conduct appropriate in the HIM setting. (Professionalism)**
  • Respect cultural, ethnic, gender, and lifestyle differences in the workplace and community. (Diversity)**

**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 Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration major at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 120 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 62 semester hours (which include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College core curriculum).
  • Support Courses = 14 semester hours
  • Health Information Major Courses = 25 semester hours
  • Revenue Management Track = 9 semester hours
  • Data Management Track = 10 semester hours

Clarkson College's Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management operates on an academic calendar using semester hours.  In addition, the program operates using an accelerated course format with classes as 7.5 weeks in length in the fall and spring and 6 weeks in the summer. 

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. Core and Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with major in Health Information Administration

General Education Courses

(62 semester hours) IC, HU, EA courses and electives are offered in the 7.5-week or 6-week format or full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration) depending on the course.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Electives 41
Total Semester Hours 62
Support Courses

(14 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 week or 6 week in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology 4
HM 226 - Human Disease and Conditions 3
Total Semester Hours 14
Major Courses

(25 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 week or 6 week in duration besides BU499 & HM477, which are only offered in a full-semester format (15 or 12 weeks in duration).

Courses Semester Hours
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 340 - Healthcare Informatics 3
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
◊ HM 368 - Professional Practice Experience I 2
HM 477 - Health Information Administration Assessment 1
◊ HM 495 - Professional Practice Experience II 2
Total Semester Hours 25
Data Management Track Courses

(10 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 week or 6 week in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
HM 215 - Data Management 3
HM 218 - Data Analysis and Visualization 3
HM 417 - Data Organization, Analysis, and Governance 4
Revenue Management Track Courses

(9 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 week or 6 week in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 9

Total Semester Hours in Program 120

Sample Curriculum Plan for the Bachelor's in Health Information Administration Traditional Option

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 226 - Human Disease and Conditions 3
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology 4
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Electives 6
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 215 - Data Management 3
HM 340 - Healthcare Informatics 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 218 - Data Analysis and Visualization 3
HM 417 - Data Organization, Analysis, and Governance 4
◊ HM 368 - Professional Practice Experience I 2
Electives 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
Electives 9
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Electives 8
Total Semester Hours 13

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
◊ HM 495 - Professional Practice Experience II 2
Electives 6
Total Semester Hours 11
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
HM 477 - Health Information Administration Assessment 1
Total Semester Hours 10

Total Semester Hours - 120

Last updated: 06/08/2021