Program Details

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Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Minimum Program Entry Requirements 
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements: 

  • Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722 
  • Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922 
  • Arithmetic: Score of 250+ 

Assessment Results and Prerequisites
Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites. 

Computer Skills
Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418. 

Students must have completed the following required courses with a “C” grade or better: 

General Education Courses 

  • Goal 1: ENGL 1711: Composition 1 
  • Goal 1: COMM 17XX 

Technical Education Courses 

  • MEDS 1420: Health Information Foundations 
  • MEDS 1470: Anatomy/Physiology for the Medical Office 
  • MEDS 1480: Medical Terminology 

Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.8 on all completed college courses. 

Students transferring courses to Saint Paul College from another institution must have an Official Transcript on file in the Student Records Office. 

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Private physician offices and clinics  
  • Specialty clinics  
  • Hospitals  
  • Surgery centers 
  • Long-term care facilities  
  • Rehabilitation facilities  
  • Government offices  
  • Insurance industry  
  • Dental clinics 
  • Chiropractic clinics  
  • Information technology suppliers and vendors  
  • Veterinary offices 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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The Health Information Management accreditor of Saint Paul College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s Associate degree in Health Information Technology accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at

Health Information Technology AAS Degree Program Statistics (Fall 2021 – Summer 2022)

  • Graduation Rate – 13 % of the students enrolled in the program completed all program requirements leading to graduation. 
  • Employment Rate – 80% of the graduates obtained employment in a related field within one year following graduation. 
  • Certification Exam Pass Rate – 100% of all students taking the RHIT Examination successfully wrote their examination to gain their credentials. 

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