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 B.S. in Health Information Management program curriculum emphasizes the application of technology to the practice of HIM. It also focuses on building lifelong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.
The focus of the curriculum is to produce leaders in the field of health information management. Students are given opportunities throughout the curriculum to develp the leadership skills that will help them uphold the leadership tradition of the program.
As part of the educational requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in HIM, students are required to complete courses with a grade of C or better. Add a 4th bullet: Students are required to participate in a Professional Practice Experience - HIM 4555 near the end of their program.
To earn a Health Information Management bachelor's degree from The College of St. Scholastica you will need:
Included in the total credits are:
The College of St. Scholastica will accept credits in transfer from any post-secondary accredited college or university. Grades earned must be a C or better for transfer. To transfer credits an official transcript must be sent directly to St. Scholastica.
Online undergraduate HIM students who earned their HIT education through the AHIMA Independent Study (ISP) courses from 1980-99 will be granted 24 college-level credits for their education. An official transcript from AHIMA is needed to transfer the credits. ISP graduates also must take the following courses:
And also must take the following challenge exam:
Graduates of the AMRA Correspondence course (1963-79) must take challenge exams or courses to earn credit for the courses listed above plus the following:
And the following challenge exam:
Graduates from both programs also will need to take:
Students without a two-year HIT degree or whose HIT curriculum doesn't indicate a comparable course also will need to take the following foundational courses either online through CSS or at a local college: