Health Information Technology student.

Health Information Technology

63-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Health information technicians are crucial to providing quality health care. They contribute to the quality of care by collecting, analyzing and reporting healthcare data while protecting the integrity and security of patient health information. Gain knowledge of disease processes and treatments, data and information standards, regulatory and ethical issues, and application of organizational management skills.

Graduates may work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing facilities in addition to other organizations such as government agencies, insurance companies and as IT software vendors.

  • Prepare for jobs such as coder/abstractor, revenue cycle analyst, release of information specialist, discharge analyst or health record analyst.
  • Upon program completion, be prepared to take the national certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  • Fully Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
    Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) seal.
  • Some credits earned in WCTC's Medical Records Technician short-term certificate program may be applied toward the Health Information Technology AAS program.
  • Some credits earned in WCTC's Medical Office Coding/Billing short-term certificate program may be applied toward the Health Information Technology AAS program.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $40,258

Program Code 10-530-1

Required Courses

Traditional Option

Pathway Option

In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner - two semesters each year.

Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.

Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.

Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 501-101 Medical Terminology3 *
Total Semester Credits
First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare2  
 530-182 Human Diseases for Hlth Profes3  
 530-162 Foundations of HIM3 *
 801-197 Technical Reporting3  
 806-189 Basic Anatomy3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 530-178 Healthcare Law & Ethics2  
 530-184 CPT Coding3  
 530-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding3  
 809-103 Think Critically & Creatively3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 530-185 Healthcare Reimbursement2  
 530-199 ICD Procedure Coding2  
 530-163 Healthcare Stats & Analytics3 *
 530-165 Intermediate Coding3 *
 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 530-161 Health Quality Management3  
 530-166 HIT Capstone1  
 530-196 Prof Practice Experience3  
 530-164 Intro to Health Informatics3 *
 530-167 Management of HIM Resources3 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

Not required for graduation Required for Graduation

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

501-101 Medical Terminology 3
501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare 2
501-150 Exploring Medical Language 1 2
501-151 Exploring Medical Language 2 2
530-181 Intro to the Health Record 1
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 66
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Information Technology Health Informaticsup to 88
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor Degreeup to 64
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Davenport UniversityBachelor of Science-Health Information Managementminimum 65
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Healthcare Managementup to 65
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
The College of St. ScholasticaHealth Information Management B.S.up to 53
University of CincinnatiBachelor of Science in Health Information TechnologyJunior Standing
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies: Leadership & Organizational Studies63
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership61

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructors

Program instructor, Cheryl Evans

Cheryl Evans

Phone: 262.691.5468


  • AAS, Health Information Technology, Waukesha County Technical College
  • BS, Business Administration, Winona State University
  • MAM, Human Resources Management, Wayland Baptist University


  • CCA (Certified Coding Associate)
  • CHTS – PW (Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist – Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist)
  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician)

Teaching Philosophy

"Education is a lifelong process, allowing us to grow in ways never imagined.  It is the tool by which we can have a true effect on the world. It is my honor to be a part of the process by giving students support and resources during their educational journey."

Program instructor, Angel Lee

Angela Lee

Phone: 262.691.5113


  • BS – Health Information Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Teaching Philosophy

"I believe that each student has the ability to succeed in their education, given the right tools and support and I am privileged to be one of the many individuals helping our students realize their personal success."

Program instructor, Victoria Wolf

Victoria Wolf

Phone: 262.691.5113


  • AS – Health Information Technology, University of Illinois
  • AS – Science, University of Wisconsin Center – Barron County


  • Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified ICD-10 Trainer – AHIMA Academy
  • Certified Teacher of Medical Records -- WTCS

Teaching Philosophy

"My philosophy is to facilitate a positive learning environment to spark engagement and enthusiasm where students can share their ideas, apply their knowledge and build their foundation for lifelong learning."