Micro-Credentials at UC Clermont
UC Clermont is pleased to offer micro-credentials — short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience.
Some micro-credentials offered can also provide a pathway to a certificate or full associate degree, now or when you are ready. Micro-credentials are valued because they develop workplace capabilities that enhance employability and career progression. We provide high-quality educational opportunities that can help advance your career with less time and financial commitment than a formalized degree or certificate program.
Upon successful completion of the micro-credential academic requirements, students will earn a digital badge that demonstrates evidence of their discipline-specific knowledge to employers. Although the micro-credential digital badge will not appear on your University of Cincinnati transcript, academic courses WILL appear on your transcript, and the badge can be placed on your resume, LinkedIn profile or other social media platforms.
The Electronic Health Records Specialist micro-credential will prepare students for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credential.
Through the completion of two courses — HCMT 1005C: Intro to Health Information, and HCMT 2015: Healthcare Applications — students will be eligible to sit for the CEHRS credential and earn credits that will ladder to the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Systems degree program offered by the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.
Electronic health records are portable records of a patient’s healthcare experience. This responsibility helps doctors see and treat patients more efficiently and may help reduce errors in medical procedures and their documentation. Electronic health records specialists focus on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition.
Common job activities may include:
- Auditing patient records for compliance
- Abstracting clinical information for reports
- Performing basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
- Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
- Reviewing patient demographic and insurance information
- Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals
How to Apply
Micro-credentials are available to non-degree-seeking students, undergraduates, graduates, nontraditional students and working professionals. It is not necessary to have a college degree to apply but some courses do have prerequisites.
If you are a current UC student interested in pursuing a micro-credential, please submit this form. Note: You must complete at least one of the micro-credential courses after having been accepted into the micro-credential program.
*Fifty percent of all course credits used to complete a micro-credential must be completed in academic residence at the University of Cincinnati. If you are a current UC student, you must complete at least one of the micro-credential courses after having been accepted into the micro-credential program.
Receive Support from Start to Finish
Even as a non-degree-seeking student, you’ll have access to the same support resources as all other University of Cincinnati students. The UC Clermont Advising Center and Student Success staff are here to support you, and you can tap into resources like free tutoring, accessibility resources and UC libraries.
Start on a Pathway to a Degree or Certificate
Acceptance into a micro-credential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree or certificate program. However, credits you earn toward a micro-credential may apply to a UC Clermont associate degree or undergraduate certificate. If you are planning to pursue a degree or certificate, we encourage you to reach out to your academic program of interest first to learn about those requirements.
If you’d like to learn more about UC Clermont micro-credentials, please contact our Admissions team. We’re eager to help you gather information and take the next step in your academic and professional journey.