UC Clermont

Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online

Undergraduate Certificate

Why study Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online?

This certificate will provide skills needed in the health care industry. The Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) credential is the only combined privacy and security certification available in the healthcare industry and is offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). CHPS denotes competence in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As the rapidly evolving healthcare industry faces increasing challenges with keeping personal health information protected – including growing volumes of electronic health records, new government regulations, and a more complex IT security landscape – there is a growing need to ensure knowledgeable and credentialed security and privacy practitioners are in place to protect this sensitive information. Candidates for the CHPS credential need specialized education in healthcare privacy and security to prepare them for the exam. People who hold this certification will be more marketable and will demand higher wages.

Graduates of this certificate may pursue manager, privacy and security officer and compliance positions in any organization that handles patient healthcare data. These organizations may include but not be limited to hospitals, physician practices, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, state and federal government, mental health agencies and long term care facilities. Current compliance or healthcare privacy and security managers/staff may benefit from this certificate with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and education.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for this certificate program are found at http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=healthcare+privacy+and+security.

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) at http://www.ucclermont.edu/content/dam/clermont/gainful-employment/healthcare-privacy-and-security-new/Healthcare%20Privacy%20and%20Security.html.

UC Clermont has one of the lowest tuitions for online studies. In addition, this certificate is approved for financial aid, dependent on student eligibility. Course scheduling is flexible as students may attend full-time or part-time with admission into the certificate program in any semester (fall, spring or summer).

For specifics regarding the CHPS certification, visit this website: http://www.ahima.org/certification/chps.aspx

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319