Printed on 1/19/2022

Program Availability *

Health Information Technology

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Appleton
Online

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.

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

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$10,158.75*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$306.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$1,745.00*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Info & Outcomes

Program Outcomes

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

Additional Information

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.
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.

Program Accreditation/Certification

The Health Information Management accreditor of Fox Valley Technical College is the [Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)](http://www.cahiim.org/). The College’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025-2026. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at [info@cahiim.org](mailto:info@cahiim.org).

**2019-20 Student Achievement/Outcomes**
- 31% of students graduated from the program within 3 years
- 100% of HIT Graduates were employed within 6 months
- 75% of HIT Graduates passed the RHIT Certification Exam
- 100% HIT Graduate Satisfaction Rate

![logo](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/Images/CAHIIM.jpg)

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 www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

HIT MC Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge and submit the Technical Standards form: foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/hit_medical_coding_ts



Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738