Program Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Communicate effectively within the health care environment. (Communication)**
  • Apply Information Governance standards across the health care 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. 

Performance Outcomes

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
First-Time Board Pass Rate*** 100% 100% N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 73% 70% 68%
Graduation Rate** 20% 0% 0%
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 100% 50% N/A

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

** Students tracked through completion of degree (seven years). Reported a three-year graduation rate. Majority of students in program are part-time students.

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