Printed on 4/17/2024

Program Availability *

Health Information Technology

Locations Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Online
Some courses 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.

$10,594.73*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$183.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$1,745.00*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).

Admissions

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

Additional Information

The internship is often in person and may not be remote/hybrid; There is no guarantee of a remote internship; The internship is a supervised, unpaid clinical experience.

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 are required to purchase a document tracking system called Viewpoint in the second semester;
You will be required to upload all program requirements (forms, immunization records, Criminal Background Report, Background Information Disclosure, 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.

Students must have completed all prior required coursework and have instructor approval to complete the internship.

The internship is in person and is not online; There may be an option for hybrid offering; There is no guarantee of a remote 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.

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 Outcomes

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

Accreditation

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).

**2021-22 Student Achievement/Outcomes**
- 21% of students graduated from the program within 3 years
- 83% of HIT Graduates were employed within 6 months
- 100% of HIT Graduate Test Takers passed the RHIT Certification Exam
- 91% HIT Graduate Satisfaction Rate

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Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 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 Services

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.

Career Services

Career Services 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