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Associate in Health Information Technology

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates

Online / distance program

Program description

Associate in Health Information Technology

Want to help patients but prefer to stay behind the scenes? Take heart: demand for qualified medical records staff is alive and well. With the medical records field expected to grow, Gateway’s Health Information Technology associate degree prepares you for an in-demand career. You’ll learn how to protect, prepare, transmit and update electronic medical records as well as improve outdated office systems.

Health Information Technology is a field where healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. Health Information Technicians are specialists in great demand! The HIM professional can expect to be in high demand as the health sector expands into the century. In fact, 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 health care data. This requires knowledge of disease, treatments, computer systems, and organizational skills.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

  • Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.
  • Students must complete a Background Disclosure form and request and pay for a background check. Applicants for all health science programs are subject to a review of their criminal backgrounds. Positive background checks may negatively impact your ability to pursue a health career at Gateway Technical College. Each case will be individually evaluated based on all available evidence provided to the college.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Digital Literacy for Healthcare
  • English Composition 1
  • Foundations of HIM
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Speech
  • Ethics: Theory & Applications, Intro to
  • Healthcare Legal and Ethical Issues Healthcare Law & Ethics
  • Healthcare Stats & Analytics
  • Human Disease for Health Professions
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Sociology, Introduction to
  • Technical Reporting
  • Health Informatics, Intro to
  • ICD Diagnosis Coding
  • ICD Procedure Coding
  • Management of HIM Resources
  • CPT Coding
  • Health Quality Management
  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • HIT Capstone
  • Intermediate Coding
  • Professional Practice

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data.
  2. Apply coding and reimbursement systems.
  3. Model professional behaviors and ethics.
  4. Apply informatics and analytics in data use.
  5. Apply organizational management techniques.

Career opportunities

  • Data and Medical Record Content Analyst
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • Medical Record Coder
  • Health Information Specialist

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About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America

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