Length of time to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM? – Karen Patena, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Karen Patena, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Summary: Find out the answers to how long it takes to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management program and how it prepares its students for life after graduation.
The typical student takes two years that’s how the program is designed so that they can take two courses at the semester, one every eight weeks. The program has 13 courses so they generally get through the program in two years. However, you can do it quicker than that if you’d like or you can do it up to three years. Three yeas is the maximum and the main reason for that is because people that the start the program, what you’ve learned in the firs semester is going to change.
This is an evolving field and it’s going to be constantly be changing. We’re designing a program to prepare you for an exam, a national credentialing exam. So it’s a good idea to get through the program as quickly as you can because you learn the material as a co-background.