Health Information Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 10-530-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August and January

About the Health Information Technology Degree


Using the latest technology, health information technicians collect, analyze and report healthcare data. This requires knowledge of diseases, treatments, regulatory issues, computer systems and organizational skills.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics cites health information technology as a fast-growing occupational area.

You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate and Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma on the way to completing this degree.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1)  ENG-195 Written Communication ^ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) HEALTH-101 Medical Terminology ^ 3
(1) HEALTH-107 Digital Literacy for Healthcare ^ 2
(1) HIT-182 Human Disease for Health Professions ‡ ^ 3
(1) HIT-197 ICD Diagnosis Coding ‡ ^ 3
(1) HIT-199 ICD Procedure Coding ‡ ^ 2
(1) NATSCI-189 Basic Anatomy ^
(or) NATSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology ‡
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) HEALTH-104 Culture of Healthcare ^ 2
(2) HIT-159 Healthcare Revenue Management ^ 3
(2) HIT-162 Foundations of HIM ‡ ^ 3
(2) HIT-165 Intermediate Coding ‡ ^ 3
(2) HIT-184 CPT Coding ‡ ^ 3
(3) HIT-163 Healthcare Stats and Analytics ‡ 3
(3) HIT-164 Introduction to Health Informatics ‡ 3
(3) HIT-178 Healthcare Law and Ethics ‡ 2
(3) MATH-189 Introductory Statistics 3
(3) PSYCH-188 Developmental Psychology
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(3) SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
(4) HIT-161 Health Quality Management ‡ 3
(4) HIT-166 HIT Capstone ‡ 1
(4) HIT-167 Management of HIM Resources ‡ 3
(4) HIT-196 Professional Practice ‡ 3



( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Fall Start: Petition for program in February

Spring start: Petition for program in September

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply data governance principles to ensure the quality of health data
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics
  • Apply informatics and analytics in data use
  • Apply organizational management techniques

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as a fast-growing occupational area. In the workplace, you also will be introduced to the role of health information manager who is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating and following up on all activities in the health information management department.

Possible Careers

Health Information Technician
Healthcare Office Manager
Coding Manager
Release of Information Specialist
Reimbursement Coordinator
Data Quality and Integrity Specialist
Data Security, Privacy and Confidentiality Manager
Health Data Analyst
Enterprise Content Information Manager
Certified Documentation Improvement Professional

Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

The following are required for admission:

  • B- or higher in the following courses: 
    • NATSCI-189 or NATSCI-177* or NATSCI-201* and 202*
    • C or higher: HEALTH-101
  • Fall Start: Petition for program in February
  • Spring start: Petition for program in September



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The Associate Degree Health Information Technology Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


Healthcare Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, H Building, Room H116
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 01/06/2021