Health Information Management

Degree Awarded:
Certificate in Health Information Management

Length of Program:
3-4 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admission
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Degree Overview

The Clarkson College Certificate in Health Information Management (HIM) option is offered fully online and is designed for individuals who either wish to enter the medical billing and coding field or for those who currently work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices or insurance organizations and would like to obtain a coding credential.

No prerequisites are required upon admission into the Certificate in HIM program, and you are able to enroll in the fall, spring or summer. Throughout the program, you will learn to use classification systems and navigate the revenue cycle. At the completion of the HIM certificate program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Computing Professional (CPC) certification exams.

With a certificate in HIM, you become eligible for more advanced degree opportunities. At Clarkson College, we offer both an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree—both online and designed for medical coders and health information technicians wishing to advance within the HIM profession. 

Required Courses for Certificate in Health Information Management (Coding)

Course Requirements

(22 semester hours) All courses are 7.5 weeks or 6 weeks in duration.

Courses Semester Hours
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
HM 108 - Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology 4
HM 226 - Human Disease and Conditions 3
HM 230 - Coding I: Foundation of Coding 3
HM 331 - Coding II: Principles of Coding 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 22

After completion of the 22 semester hours, students are eligible to apply for a Clarkson College Certificate of Completion.

Once the 22 semester hours in the certificate program have been completed, an additional 42 semester hours will fulfill the requirements for the Associates degree in Health Information Technology.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$7,962 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,981 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$651 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester

Career Overview

Median Salary

Source:, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

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