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Health Information Technology Program

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63-64 Credits│Online Program│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.

Graduates exceeded the national pass rate on the RHIT exam for more than 25 years.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
100% of responding 2019-2020 graduates employed within six months of graduation.

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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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 all technical domains and employability skills.

All core program classes are offered online. Job shadowing in this field is recommended before application. Graduates know how to:

  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems.
  • Model professional behavior and ethics.
  • Apply organizational management techniques.
  • Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data.
  • Apply informatics and analytics in data use.
  • This program requires all students to train at off-site agencies – external to the College. As such, students must remain compliant with both the criminal background and healthcare requirements. Falling out of compliance may prevent students from progressing in or result in administrative removal from the program.
  • Health requirements are subject to change based on external agency requirements.
  • A full list of health requirements for this program is available from your academic advisor or by contacting the Student Health Record Representative at drhoads1@morainepark.edu.
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