Healthcare Privacy and Security Certificate

Sitka, e-Learning

This e-Learning Healthcare Privacy and Security Certificate prepares students for employment in data access, disclosure and healthcare informatics. Students who complete this program are prepared to work in a variety of employment settings, particularly in healthcare related facilities. This certificate contains coursework that will apply toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM). Minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or GED, and must complete English placement exam as part of the admissions process.

Minimum Credit Hours 30
General Requirements 9
Program Requirements 21
General Requirements
Written Communication Skills
WRTG S111*Writing Across Contexts3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one of the following:3
COMM S111*Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
COMM S235*Small Group Communication and Team Building3
COMM S237*Interpersonal Communication3
COMM S241*Public Speaking3
Computer Skills
CIS S105Computer Literacy3
Program Requirements
HIM S101 Introduction to Health Information Management I3
HIM S102Introduction to Health Information Management II3
HIM S181Introduction to Healthcare Systems3
HIM S240Legal Aspects of Health Information3
HIM S251Quality Improvement and Project Management3
HIM S285Healthcare Privacy and Security3
HIM S289Healthcare Information Technology3

This certificate was created in response to the increased complexity of data disclosure, particularly the full implementation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This Privacy and Security Certificate prepares students for employment in data access and disclosure.

1. Students who complete this certificate are prepared to work in a variety of employment settings, particularly healthcare related facilities.

2. Currently, most HIM professionals must meet a minimum standard of 20 continuing education (CE) credits in a two year cycle, and half of these must be in 6 core areas, one of which is external environment, including regulatory issues.

3. The Healthcare Privacy and Security course HIM 289 also provides accredited professionals with CE opportunity.