Health Information Technology

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/health-information-technology/

Program Number: 10-530-1
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 (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.

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 all 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 http://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.

CAHIIM Accredited Program logo

The Health Information Management accreditor of Moraine Park Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027/2028. 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 info@cahiim.org.

  • 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 2019-2020 passed. The national pass rate was 76%.
  • The 2019-2020 HIT graduation rate was 83%.
  • 100% of the 2020 program students received a score of 92 - 100 (potential job candidate/strong job candidate) on the professional practice experience evaluations.
  • 100% of the responding 2019-2020 graduates were employed within six (6) months of graduation. 

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

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