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Associate Degree

Health Information Management & Technology

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Health Information Management & Technology Overview

If you are interested in the healthcare industry and information technology the Health Information Management & Technology (HIMT) is the right choice. When studying health information, students will acquire a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating electronic health record (EHR) data management, data analytics, information integrity, data quality, workflow re-design and medical coding and billing.

Health Information professionals use their knowledge of healthcare, information technology, and data management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, and information technology professionals, all "behind the scenes" of direct patient care. As a STEM-recognized profession, students will enjoy a challenging and stimulating course of study. With projected career opportunities in STEM outpacing other professions, graduates can explore exciting and promising careers.

The HIMT Program's curriculum focuses on:

  • Healthcare Compliance: regulatory, medical coding, fraud surveillance, clinical documentation improvement
  • Revenue Management: fee and revenue cycle
  • Data Use and Analytics: analytics and decision support, statistics, consumer information, data quality & integrity
  • Information Governance: EHR data management & Health Information Protection: access, disclosure, archival & privacy & security

At CVTC you will experience this career through real-world case scenarios, hands-on HIM applications, and professional practicum experiences.

The HIMT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates from this program are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by AHIMA to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). These are credentials required by employers for most positions in this field.

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Health Information Management & Technology program if you completed the Medical Coder technical diploma at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

Health Information Management & Technology
63 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method
MyChoice, Online

Program Location
Eau Claire, Online

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Financial Aid Eligible


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Non-Traditional Occupation

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $12,309

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Career Opportunities

Compliance Analyst

HIMS Specialist

Medical Coder

Medical Records Supervisor

Patient Coordinator

Patient Scheduling Specialist

Graduate Employers

Augusta Health and Rehab

Grace Lutheran Communities

Gundersen Health System

Marshfield Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System

United Healthcare

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Health Information Management & Technology graduates reported an average starting salary of $44,049.



91% of our recent Health Information Management & Technology graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 15 job openings in the CVTC district for the Health Information Management & Technology industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Health Information Management & Technology program.

Sample Courses

Healthcare IT
Learners will explore the use of technology in healthcare, including common business software applications, healthcare databases, administrative and clinical information systems, and the electronic health record (EHR).

Health Quality Management
Explores the programs and processes used to manage and improve healthcare quality. Addresses regulatory requirements as related to performance measurement, assessment, and improvement, required monitoring activities, risk management and patient safety, utilization management, and medical staff credentialing.

Applied HIM Technology
Learners will apply changes in healthcare legislation, healthcare regulatory requirements, and computer technology to the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, reporting, and management of healthcare data.

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

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Rachael, Health Information Management & Technology student

I’ll be making more money when I finish; right now I just have an entry level job working weekends doing registrations in a hospital emergency department. I just had a job interview with Mayo because I’m a student here.


Health Information Management & Technology student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Medical Coder, Technical Diploma

Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate Degree

Substance Use Disorder Counseling, Associate Degree

Transfer Pathways

Health Pathway


Technical Writing

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Program Accreditation

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The HIMT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Student Achievement/Outcomes
RHIT Exam Pass Rate: 80% (2021-22)
RHIT Course Success Rate: 94% (2021-22)
Retention Rate: 87% (2021-22)

The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of Chippewa Valley 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 2021. 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

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Admission Requirements

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