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 or higher, 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 Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Communicate effectively within the healthcare 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 healthcare 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 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).

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: ◊

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

First Year

First Semester

Course Name 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 Healthcare Departments 3
Total Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 324 - Disease Process 4
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
Total Semester Hours 13

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 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 Semester Hours 12
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 332 - Coding III: Principles of Coding 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
HM 444 - Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
Total Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
◊ HM 367 - Professional Practice Experience 3
HM 460 - Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
HM 477 - Health Information Administration Assessment 1
◊ HM 496 - Professional Practice Experience/Internship 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 10

Total Semester Hours - 73

Last updated: 08/27/2018