Study Health Information at NDSCS and join one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
Health Information Technicians are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnosis and procedures for patient health care services. This field places you where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. Quality of care by collecting, analyzing and reporting health care data.
The Health Information Technician Associate in Applied Science degree program at North Dakota State College of Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). www.cahiim.org
This option prepares the student with the necessary skills to be employed as a medical coder in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care and insurance companies. The medical coding certificate option at NDSCS is approved by the AHIMA and recognized as offering quality coding instruction. Graduates are encouraged to write the AHIMA national certification examination for the CCA credential.
The NDSCS comprehensive coding program is approved by the AHIMA Foundation Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP). This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process using a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions, healthcare institutions and private companies to be acknowledged as offering an AHIMA Foundation Approved Coding Certificate Program.
Program goals and student outcomes are available for review in the program handbook.
“Value for Students” Statement
The valuable AHIMA Foundation PCAP approval designation:
a. Identifies specialized programs that meet established coding educational standards
b. Stimulates improvement of educational standards through faculty development opportunities and by involving faculty and staff in program evaluation and planning
c. Promotes a better understanding of the goals of professional coding education
d. Provides reasonable assurance that practitioners possess the necessary job skills upon entry into the profession
Timeframe of Program Approval
March 2010-February 2015
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