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Health Information Technology

Share 10-530-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 67 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Want a career in the dynamic field of health care, but without the patient interaction? No problem. With this degree you deal more with a patient's healthcare information than with patients. You’ll learn 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 databases. You’ll train on up-to-date coding and chart management software and you’ll get valuable field experience that will be helpful as you seek employment.


Career Opportunities


  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Health Information Technician
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Medical Coder
  • Patient Information Coordinator

Estimated Program Cost


Health Information Technology

This program will cost about $9,549.65* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Health Information Technology

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/assessment.

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Functional Ability Statement

Read, sign and submit the Functional Ability Criteria Statement of Understanding found at www.fvtc.edu/hitmcfunctionalability.

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
  • Manage health data.
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems.
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics.
  • Maintain electronic applications to manage health information.
  • Apply organizational management applications to manage health information.
Additional Information
The Health Information Technology program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the [Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)](http://www.cahiim.org/).

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

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

You will be required to complete a criminal background check prior to any internship or clinical experience. Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which 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.

The internship is a supervised, **unpaid** clinical experience.
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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