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 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 2016/2017 passed. The national pass rate was 69%.
  • 100% of the 2018 program students received a score of 92 - 100 (potential job candidate/strong job candidate) on the professional practice experience evaluations.
  • 83% of the responding 2016/2017 graduates were employed in the field within six (6) months of graduation. 

 

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • 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.
Career Opportunities
  • Coding Specialist
  • Release of Information Specialist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Reimbursement Coordinator
  • Data Quality and Integrity Monitor
  • Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Enterprise Content Information Manager
Admission Process


  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

An Internship is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

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NumberTitleCrs
Semester 1
501-101Medical Terminology3
501-107Digital Literacy for Healthcare2
530-162Foundations of HIM3
801-136English Composition 13
806-189Basic Anatomy3
 - OR - 
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
890-101**College 1012
Total16
 
Semester 2
530-178Healthcare Law and Ethics2
530-182Human Diseases for the Health Professions3
530-184CPT Coding3
530-197ICD Diagnosis Coding3
804-189Introductory Statistics3
Total14
 
Semester 3
530-159Healthcare Revenue Management3
530-163Healthcare Stats and Analytics3
530-164Introduction to Health Informatics3
530-199ICD Procedure Coding2
809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
801-1XXCommunication Course3
Total17
 
Semester 4
530-161Health Quality Management3
530-165Intermediate Coding3
530-166HIT Capstone1
530-167Management of HIM Resources3
530-196Professional Practice3
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
Total16
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63
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