Program Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Ascertain the entry-level competencies of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) domains and sub-domains for an RHIA professional. (Commuication, Critical Thinking, Technology, Professinalism, Diversity)**
  • Communicate effectively within the healthcare environment. (Communication)**
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal standards of conduct appropriate in the HIM setting. (Professionalism)**
  • Use appropriate technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the healthcare setting. (Technology)**
  • 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. 


Performance Outcomes

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Time Board Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 76% 80% 68%
Graduation Rate** N/A N/A 47.6%
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