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).
100 percent of employers surveyed in 2014 indicate that the quality of program graduates have met their expectations.
Due to the heavy workload of required courses in the HIM program and the lack of time for elective courses, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, although a GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
If your GPA is below 2.7 at the time of transfer, you will be required to begin the program at the Sophomore level.
In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Scholastica you must meet our general education requirements. Some of them are met by the HIM courses, however, you should plan on taking courses that meet the following areas:
In addition to the above general education courses, you should also take anatomy and physiology with a dissection lab, statistics (based on research methods), an introductory computer course, and a computer course on Management Information Systems.
Because there is a heavy workload the Junior and Senior year of the program, students who transfer into the program are advised to take at least one or two of the following online courses during summer session between their Sophomore and Junior year. Courses choices for this summer session include:
In order to transfer at the junior level, students must have completed Anatomy & Physiology with a dissection lab prior to transfer.
Fall semester courses:
Spring Semester courses:
Many students start at local community colleges or technical schools knowing they will transfer to St. Scholastica. The earlier you contact the HIM department about your desire to transfer the better. We are happy to help you with course selection and preparation to make your transition into our program as smooth as possible.
As a service to our alumni, we will post any job openings we are aware of. We generally are not informed when positions are filled so some of the older postings may not be current.
Director HIM/Privacy Officer - Executive Healthcare Recruiters - West of Denver, CO
Clinical Documentation Specialist - Healthcare Scouts - Minneapolis, MN
Health Information Manager - Swift County-Benson Health Services - Benson, MN
Coding Educator - Hennepin County Medical Center - Minneapolis, MN
HIM Faculty - ECPI University - Roanoke, VA