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

Health Information Technology is a Blended Options program.

In the Blended Options format, programs are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours. While open to everyone, this format is best suited for those with some college experience or those who have been employed in the health information industry for years, but do not have their degree. The Blended Options program is a hybrid program; this format features a combination of in-class and online learning, with the majority of coursework to be completed outside of class time.

Contact your program advisor to develop a program flow plan. Learn how to become a Blended Options student.

Required Courses

Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 501-101 Medical Terminology3 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 530-182 Human Diseases for Hlth Profes3  
 530-162 Foundations of HIM3 *
 501-107 Digital Literacy Healthcare2 *
 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.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

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
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
College of ScholasticaBS Health Information Managementfull program
Davenport UniversityBachelor of Science-Health Information Managementup to 65
Lakeland UniversityBS Business Admininstrationup to 55
Marian UniversityBBA Healthcare Administrationup to 62, 10% tuition discount
Purdue University GlobalBS Health Information Management63+ and 20% tuition discount
The College of St. ScholasticaHealth Information Management B.S.up to 53
University of CincinnatiBS Health Information Management -Distance LearningJunior Standing
UW-LaCrosseBS Health Information Managment and Technology (online)up to 54
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 63
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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."