Health Information Technology Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

Health Information Technology Additional Program Information

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check fee

  • Have an acceptable National Criminal Background Check and state-specific caregiver background check for where the HIT clinical experience will be completed.

  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)

  • Review and sign Nursing and Allied Health Division Confidentiality Statement

  • Review and complete the computer skills inventory

  • Review Health Information Technology program orientation materials

  • Meet with Health Information Technology program advisor to determine program sequencing and completion goals

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Health Information Technology Student Handbook 2020-2021

Health Information Technology Orientation - Fall 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar

2020-21 HIT Curriculum Checklist - to be used as a guide. Although your academic advisor can provide guidance, you are ultimately responsible for selecting courses that meet a program's graduation requirements. 

  • Background Checks
    • The clinical agencies that host the WITC HIT students for practicum courses have significantly increased their demands for background check scrutiny over the past several years.  Background checks will not be completed until 90 days prior to start of third semester.  In the meantime, we want to ensure students understand, prior to the start of the program, that if there are no clinical agencies that will accept the student based on the background check history, the student must be excused from the HIT program, regardless of the student’s academic standing. This is explained in further detail in the Background Check Disclosure form listed above, under Admission Requirements. 
    • All HIT students are required to complete a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check and a National Criminal Background Check, which must be completed through Verified Credentials, Inc
    • In additional to that, if you are a student who will complete clinical in Minnesota, you will also be required to complete a Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (see below). Prior to your third semester, your program instructor/advisor will inform you if a Minnesota background check is needed. 
    • MN Department of Human Services (DHS) Background Studies
    • The MN Dept. of Health Services NETStudy 2.0 background study requires all persons who provide services to children and vulnerable adults to be fingerprinted and photographed. 
    • Students will be required to provide WITC a copy of an Acceptable Form of ID for DHS Background studies, the completed MN DHS Data Worksheet and $20. 
    • WITC staff will verify the information provided, and enter it into the MN DHS website, which will generate the Background Study Fingerprint & Photo Authorization document that is sent to the student. Students MUST present the authorization document and same form of ID to be fingerprinted and photographed. Students will be reuquired to pay the $9.10 fee at the fingerprint and photo location
    • Within 14 calendar days of receiving the Background Study Fingerprint and Photo Authorization document, students must be fingerprinted and photographed. If not completed within 14 calendar days, the above process and fee payment will need to be repeated. 
    • Background Study Notice of Privacy Practices
    • 1. Print forms
    • 2. Each form will indicate a due date and to whom the paperwork should be sent
  • Health Form and Directions
    • Print Health Form and Directions
    • Read Hepatitis B information
    • Complete health information and immunization pages of the form
    • Take the form and directions to your physical exam appointment
    • Be sure the physical exam page gets signed & stamped
    • Submit prior to third semester per instructor's deadline
  • Complete & Give to Instructor
  • Additional Information

Health Information Technology Withdrawal

  • Instructions for Withdrawal from HIT Core Courses 

    • If you are at this webpage, it means your HIT Academic Advisor has been notified that you dropped your HIT course (530-xxx) courses.

      • If you are withdrawing from your HIT core (530-xxx) courses, the HIT program would like to gather data regarding your decision to withdraw.  This data is useful in the HIT planning process.  Thank you for providing this information.

      • Please carefully review the Withdrawal from the HIT Program form.  Please complete the form electronically and email to

      • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Abrahamson, HIT Program Director, at or 800/243-9482 x4757.

Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your WITC email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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