School and Ranking Information
No postsecondary institutions located directly in Madison, WI, offer health information technology programs. The closest schools that have these programs can be found more than 50 miles from Madison. Based on number of degrees awarded, student population and student services, the following college is considered the top school in the Madison, WI, area for health information technology:
- Winner: Waukesha County Technical College offers associate's degrees in health information technology and is the largest public school within 60 miles of Madison, Wisconsin, that offers these programs. This school also awarded the largest number of health information technology associate's degrees in the Madison area in 2012-2013.
School Info Chart
|Category||Waukesha County Technical College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $3,885 (in state); $5,718 (out-of-state)*|
|Health Information Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Health Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||17*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||28%*|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; health information technology program fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Waukesha County Technical College
- Offers students a 2-semester clinical experience in a local healthcare facility
- Students can apply credits earned in Medical Records Technician or Medical Office Coding/Billing short-term certificate programs
- Health information technology program prepares graduates to take the National Registration Exam for Health Information Technicians
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) offers courses on its main campus and two satellite campuses. It is one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. The School of Health offers certificates, technical diplomas and associate's degrees, including the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology (HIT).
The Associate of Applied Science in HIT program covers topics in medical terminology, health information law and healthcare information systems. Students complete 65 credits, including required courses in healthcare computing, law, research and healthcare ethics. Students learn to keep medical records, prepare statistical reports used by doctors or hospital staff, process legal forms and operate health record systems.