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; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.