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  Printed on 9/19/2020

Health Information Technology

Share 10-530-1 Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
61 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day and Evening
Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Want a career in the dynamic field of healthcare, but without the patient interaction? With this high-demand degree, you deal more with the patient's healthcare information than with patients. You’ll learn how to collect, code, manage and maintain the health data necessary for proper reimbursement, statistical and quality purposes. You’ll learn how to manage electronic health information in an electronic health record (EHR). You’ll train on current coding and chart management software and you’ll gain valuable field experience that will be helpful as you seek employment.

Career Opportunities

  • Cancer Registrar
  • EHR Implementation Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Health Information Technician
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Medical Coder
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Revenue Cycle Auditor

Estimated Program Cost

Health Information Technology

This program will cost about $9,824.21*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $308.00*.

Textbooks will cost about $1,745.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


Check Program Availability *

Health Information Technology

Term Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

HIT MC Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge and submit the Technical Standards form:

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • HIT - Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data
  • HIT - Apply coding and reimbursement systems
  • HIT - Model professional behaviors and ethics
  • HIT - Apply informatics and analytics in data use
  • HIT - Apply organizational management techniques
Program Accreditation/Certification
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the [Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)]( Program graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Graduates who pass the exam may use the AHIMA credential Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program follows a two-year curriculum based on current competencies outlined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

**2018 Program Outcomes**
- 88% of Fox Valley Technical College's Health Information Technology (HIT) graduates who took the national RHIT exam passed, compared to the National Average of 65%.
- 79% of the May 2018 Graduates were employed in the HIT field within 6 months of graduation.
- 100% of the May 2018 Graduates marked Very Satisfied/Satisfied with the Health Information Technology Program at Fox Valley Technical College.

Additional Information
This career field is where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. Health Information Technicians are specialists in great demand! The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. Health Information Technicians contribute to the quality of care by collecting, analyzing and reporting healthcare data. This requires knowledge of disease, treatments, computer systems and organization.

An internship is required with this program. The internship is a supervised, **unpaid** clinical experience.

You must have approved documentation of required immunizations and TB testing prior to enrollment into Internship.

Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies that provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.

Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.
You will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check prior to taking two classes: Professional Practice Experience I and Professional Practice Experience II; and prior to any internship or clinical experience.
Prior to starting PP1 you will be required to purchase a document tracking system called Evalue; You will be required to upload all program requirements (forms, immunization records, background report, etc) to this system; An email will be sent to you with detailed information on when to purchase, and where to obtain the requirements and instructions on using the account.
Your first year program classes are offered at both the Oshkosh and Appleton campuses.
Students will be required to attend a separate Health Information Technology program meeting to review the student handbook prior to starting their internship.
This program may require professional licensure or certification, please refer to for additional information regarding accrediting agencies.

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