Health Information Technology

Program Number: 10-530-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Online, (clinicals required)
This program is eligible for financial aid

Imagine being employed in the booming health information technology (HIT) field in as little as two years. With an associate degree in HIT from Moraine Park Technical College, you will learn the latest and greatest about the occupation where health care meets the cutting edge of technology.

About the Program

Become a health information management professional, one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S., with a Health Information Technology degree.

Moraine Park’s Health Information Technology program—which can be completed online on a full-time or part-time basis—is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

Our Health Information Technology graduates have exceeded the national pass rate on the RHIT exam for more than 25 years, and 100 percent of program students have received a favorable rating on the professional practice site supervisor evaluation in the five technical domains and employability skills. 

All core program classes are offered online. Job shadowing in this field is recommended prior to application. Learn more about a career in health informatics at www.ahima.org/careers.

What You’ll Learn

Health information technicians collect, analyze, and report health care data, helping ensure patients receive high-quality care. Moraine Park students learn from instructors who are currently working in the field, gaining knowledge of disease, treatments, computer systems and organizational skills.

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The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) http://cahiim.org. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

  • Moraine Park's Health Information Technology (HIT) graduates have exceeded the national pass rate on the RHIT exam for over 25 years. 100% of Moraine Park's HIT graduates taking the exam in 2018/2019 passed. The national pass rate was 76%.
  • 100% of the 2019 program students received a score of 92 - 100 (potential job candidate/strong job candidate) on the professional practice experience evaluations.
  • 100% of the responding 2018/2019 graduates were employed within six (6) months of graduation. 

 

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare 2
530-162 Foundations of HIM 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
 - OR - 
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
890-101 College 101 2
Total 16
 
Semester 2
530-178 Healthcare Law and Ethics 2
530-182 Human Diseases for the Health Professions 3
530-184 CPT Coding 3
530-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding 3
804-189 Introductory Statistics 3
Total 14
 
Semester 3
530-159 Healthcare Revenue Management 3
530-163 Healthcare Stats and Analytics 3
530-164 Introduction to Health Informatics 3
530-199 ICD Procedure Coding 2
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
801-1XX Communication Course 3
Total 17
 
Semester 4
530-161 Health Quality Management 3
530-165 Intermediate Coding 3
530-166 HIT Capstone 1
530-167 Management of HIM Resources 3
530-196 Professional Practice 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 16
 
Total Credits 63
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