Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Health Information Technology 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. 


Performance Outcomes

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate*** N/A 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate N/A 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate N/A 73% 75%
Graduation Rate** 100% 50% 0% (66% still enrolled part-time)
Job Placement/Employment Rate* N/A 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). Reported a 3 year graduation rate. Majority of students in program are part-time students.

*** Pass Rate represents students who took the exam within 5 years post-graduation.