The bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The program culminates in an intensive "in the classroom" session at our main campus in Duluth. During this capstone experience, students take two core graduate courses and engage in community and professional development.
It is designed to integrate learning, team building, and networking. Students and alums who have attended the on-site capstone session have affirmed that the experience is an integral and valuable part of our program.
During the on-site experience, students take two courses:
Students are in class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and participate in networking, socializing, and other learning activities as scheduled in the evenings. Students also present their capstone projects to students, faculty, staff, invited guests, and others in the HIM professional community during a poster session.
Yes, it is required for completion of the M.S. in HIM and M.S. in HIM/ITL programs and cannot be taken through a virtual medium.
The on-site capstone is one week in duration. The session begins with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. Courses begin on Monday at 8 a.m. and conclude on Friday about 5 p.m.
Duluth, Minn., (CSS Main Campus) in June.
The student is responsible for paying his/her own transportation (airfare, bus, train, or auto), lodging, and most evening meals. Breakfast and lunch are provided Monday through Friday in the college's Greenview Dining Room
Yes, student housing is available for rent on campus. Students may stay at a local hotel, or with friends or family in the area; however, we strongly recommend that students stay on campus or as close to campus as possible to fully engage in learning and community. It is expected that all students are available to attend social events and team work that is sometimes scheduled in the evenings.
No, courses will have both pre- and post-coursework associated with them. Pre-coursework is typically disseminated one or two months in advance of the actual on-site date and includes reading and other various assignments to prepare you for your in-class work. Post-coursework (exams, research papers, and/or projects) will be required after the session as detailed by the faculty member(s) teaching the course.
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The University Partnership for Health Information (UP-HI) is a partnership St. Scholastica has formed with the University of Minnesota.
UP-HI has been awarded a grant by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for over $5 million to provide university-based training in health information technology for all six ONC identified vital health IT roles.
Visit the UP-HI website for more details.