Health Information Clerk Certificate

Health information management workers are in high demand in todays’ fast-paced healthcare industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth of 29,000 new jobs in the health information management field by 2024.

Benefits of studying health information at DSU

For 40 years, Dakota State University has been preparing students for this growing industry with affordable, convenient technology-infused programs. DSU is now offering a health information clerk certificate in addition to the healthcare coding certificate, accredited associate degree, accredited bachelor's degree and approved master's degree.

This 15 credit-hour program will prepare students for entry-level positions in the healthcare field, and covers standards for privacy and confidentiality, health information software, and technologies used by providers and payers in the healthcare industry, and much more.

The certificate program includes the following courses:

CSC 105 – Introduction to Computers

HIM 101 – The Health Information Management Profession

HIM 130 – Basic Medical Terminology

HIM 150 – Introduction to Health Information Management

HIM 170 – Legal Aspects of Health Information Management

HIM 225 – Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems

Coursework can be completed in as little as two semesters, with CSC 105, HIM 101, HIM 150 (7 credits) taken during fall semesters, and HIM 130, HIM 170, HIM 225 (8 credits) taken in spring semesters. Convenient online and on-campus options are available.

All courses included in the certificate program apply to other DSU health information degrees, including a healthcare coding certificate, an associate degree in health information technology, a bachelor degree in health information administration. A master’s degree in health informatics is also available at Dakota State.

Next steps

Schedule a campus visit to meet health information professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.