Thursday – October 17, 2019

Health Information Technology (2019-2020)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-530-1


For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Classes are taught at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center (HEC), 1311 North Sixth Street
 

Overview - Using the latest technology, health information technicians collect, analyze and report healthcare data while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of patient health information.

The health information technician requires knowledge of diseases and treatments, computer systems, regulatory and ethical issues, as well as management and organizational skills. Graduating with this associate degree, you may work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, in addition to government agencies, insurance companies and IT software companies.


Career Pathway - You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate and Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

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.


Program Learning 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


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

The following are also required for admission:

• A high school diploma or GED

• One year of high school-level chemistry

B- or higher required in NATSCI-189 or NATSCI-177, or NATSCI-201 & 202

C or higher required in HEALTH-101


Possible Careers
Health Information Technician
Healthcare Office Manager
Medical Coding Manager


Related Programs
Healthcare Customer Service
Medical Coding Specialist
Healthcare Services Management
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Billing
 

Start Dates: August and January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions. 
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

   

(1)

 

HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology ^

3

 

(1)

 

HIT-182

Human Disease for the Health Professions ‡ ^

3

 

(1)

 

HIT-197

ICD Diagnosis Coding ^

3

 

(1)

 

HIT-199

ICD Procedure Coding ^

2

 

(1)

 

HEALTH-107

Digital Literacy for Healthcare ^

2

 

(2)

 

HEALTH-104

Culture of Healthcare ^

2

 

(2)

 

HIT-162

Fundamentals of Health Information Management ^

3

 

(2)

 

HIT-165

Intermediate Coding ‡ ^

3

 

(2)

 

HIT-185

Healthcare Reimbursement ‡ ^

2

 

(2)

 

HIT-184

CPT Coding ‡ ^

3

 

(3)

 

HIT-178

Healthcare Law and Ethics ‡

2

 

(3)

 

HIT-164

Introduction to Healthcare Informatics ‡

3

 
(3)  

HIT-163

Healthcare Stats and Analytics ‡ 3  
(4)  

HIT-196

Professional Practice ‡ 3  
(4)  

HIT-161

Health Quality Management ‡ 3  
(4)  

HIT-167

Management of HIM Resources ‡ 3  
(4)  

HIT-166

HIT Capstone ‡ 1  

GENERAL STUDIES

   
    ECON-195 Economics 3  
      (or) Any 200-series ECON course
 
 
   

NATSCI-177

General Anatomy and Physiology ‡ ^

4

 
      (or) NATSCI-189 Basic Anatomy
 
 
   

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 
   

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 
   

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
   

PSYCH-188

Developmental Psychology

3

 
      (or) Any 200-series PSYCH course
 
   
   

SOCSCI-172

Introduction to Diversity Studies

3

 
      (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course
 
 
   

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 
      (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course
 
 

TOTAL CREDITS: 66

 

^ Counts toward earning the Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma program.
‡ Prerequisite required.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
For course descriptions, times and locations of classes, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

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

 

Page updated April 2019.