Health information technicians contribute to the quality of care by collecting, analyzing
and reporting healthcare data while protecting the integrity and security of patient
health information. In this program, gain knowledge of disease processes and treatments,
data and information standards, regulatory and ethical issues, and application of
organizational management skills.
Please note: To be eligible for testing and/or licensing in the state of Wisconsin, you may be
required to obtain a social security number.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2024 Start
Application Opens: September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: August 5, 2024
Spring 2024 Start
Application Opens: April 1, 2023
Application Deadline: January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Start
This program cannot be started in summer.
* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live,
how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial
aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.
If you have an interest in working in healthcare settings but not with direct patient
care, consider a more technical side of health care, such as health information technology.
Those working in this field have strong computer, communication, management and critical
The students enrolled in the Health Information Technology program should be able
to meet the established technical standards identified below with or without reasonable
accommodation. The technical standards for the Health Information Technology program
are representative of those found in the Health Information Technology profession.
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as
reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may
vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Please note that some clinical sites require compliance with various COVID-19 safety
protocols and measures as a condition to placement. Required protocols and measures may include, but are not limited to, receipt of COVID-19
vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19. Students may individually address clinical placement requirements withJenny Clausen, Clinical Placement Specialist.
Reasonable accommodations may be available for students with documented disabilities
and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Students seeking accommodation due to documented
disability should contact theStudent Accessibility Office. Students seeking accommodation due to a sincerely held religious belief should contactJonathan Pedrazain the Student Life Office.
WCTC's pass rate and scores for the national Registered Health Information Technology exam are consistently above the national average. The 2021‐2022 RHIT exam pass rate was
100% (5 test‐takers) compared to the national average of 68%.
For the 2023 reporting period:
The 2021-2022 HIT graduation rate was 56.2% (based on fall start cohort completion
within 150% time or 3 years).
The 2021-2022 HIT employment rate was 83% (5 of 6 employed, with 3 in a related field,
2 in an unrelated field, 1 seeking employment and 0 unavailable for employment).
The 2021-2022 fall-to-fall retention rate was 33.3%.
Graduates can can become eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become
a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail
to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255;
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway.
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses
for higher wages and job advancement.
Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced
high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work
or volunteer experience.