Director of Health Care Business
Gretchen Jopp, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC
PH 402.552.3406    


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 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).

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 49 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Courses = 14 semester hours
  • Major Courses = 35 semester hours

Clarkson College's Post-Baccalureate Certificate in Health Information Administration 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. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Last updated: 01/25/2024