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 learning about coding and medical reimbursement.  This certificiate will prepare you to sit for a coding-specific credential.  

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 Certificate in Health Information Management

Course Requirements

(26 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 332 - Coding III: Principles of Coding 3
Total Semester Hours 26

Total Semester Hours in Program 26


After completion of the 26 semester hours, students are eligible to apply for a Clarkson College Certificate of Completion.

Once the 26 semester hours in the Certificate program have been completed, an additional 42 semester hours will fulfill the requirements for the Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology.

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 26 semester hours, students are eligible to apply for a Clarkson College Certificate of Completion. Once the 26 semester hours in the Certificate program have been completed, an additional 42 semester hours will fulfill the requirements for the Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology.

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
Total Semester Hours 10

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
Total Semester Hours 7

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 332 - Coding III: Principles of Coding 3
Total Semester Hours 3

Total Semester Hours - 26

Last updated: 08/27/2018