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Health Information Technology

Fox Valley Technical College
Program overview
Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Health Information Technology

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.

Admission 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.

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Medical Terminology
  • Digital Literacy for Healthcare
  • Foundations of HIM
  • Healthcare Law & Ethics
  • Human Disease for the Health Professions
  • CPT Coding
  • ICD Diagnosis Coding
  • Healthcare Stats and Analytics
  • Intro to Health Informatics
  • ICD Procedure Coding
  • Healthcare Revenue Management
  • Health Quality Management
  • Intermediate Coding
  • Health Information Technology Capstone
  • Management of HIM Resources
  • Professional Practice

General Studies

  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Written Communication
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Economics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Estimated program cost: $9,962.64


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 61 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics
  • Apply informatics and analytics in data use
  • Apply organizational management techniques

Career opportunities

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

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Fox Valley Technical College

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Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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