Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree, graduates will:

  • Ascertain the entry-level competencies of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) domains and sub-domains for a Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT). (Communication, Critical Thinking, Technology, Professionalism, Diversity)**
  • Identify cultural, ethnic, gender, and lifestyle differences. (Diversity)**
  • Demonstrate proficiency of written and verbal communication skills necessary for the (HIM) environment. (Communication)**
  • Apply and use the necessary technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the HIM setting. (Technology)**
  • Exhibit ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct appropriate for the environment of HIM. (Professionalism)**

**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. 


Performance Outcomes

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Time Board Pass Rate 60% N/A 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate 60% N/A 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 71% N/A 67%
Graduation Rate** N/A N/A 41.6%
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 100% 100% 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

** Students tracked through completion of degree (7 years). 3-year average reported. Majority of students in program are part-time students.

Review the 2013-2014 Outcomes Assessment Report