The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a degree-completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or an associate degree. You are eligible for admission to this program if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA). The following prerequisite courses need to be completed for program completion: College Algebra and Introduction to Biology.
To begin the application process, you must choose a home campus from one of four University of Wisconsin campuses, one of which is UW-La Crosse.
In order for an associate degree to apply to the HIMT program at UW-La Crosse, it must be a college parallel program from an accredited four-year institution, two-year collegiate transfer program from a two-year institution, community college, or junior college. For example, an associate of arts, associate of science or associate of art and science degree. An associate of applied science degree does not meet the requirements for admission to the HIMT program at UW-La Crosse, unless an associate of applied science degree in Health Information Technology was earned at a Wisconsin Technical College. Students admitted with an associate degree, an associate of arts, associate of science, associate of art and science or an associate of applied science degree in Health Information Technology from a Wisconsin Technical College are still required to meet all core, professional, ethnic studies, major, and minor requirements. The university reserves the right to review a student’s associate degree and require additional general education courses. The maximum number of credits transferable from a two-year institution is 72.
If you are an admitted student at UW-La Crosse, refer to our website for additional information: uwlax.edu/admittedtransfer
As a result of meeting the Healthcare Information and Management System Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education, the UW Health Information Management and Technology program has been named an Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate of HIMSS.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program intends to start the application process to become accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation by CAHIIM is your assurance that our program meets the rigorous academic quality and competency standards established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and CAHIIM. Completing a CAHIIM-accredited program qualifies you to sit for industry credentialing exams such as the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) offered by AHIMA.
University of Wisconsin institutions offering the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. The program has been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Your degree from UW-La Crosse will be granted by the College of Business Administration. You must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Note that some programs may require a higher minimum cumulative GPA for graduation. At least 40 credits must be earned in 300 and 400 (upper division) level courses. Courses earned at the lower division level at another institution or two-year institution, regardless of equivalency, will not count toward the 40 credits required for graduation.
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Veterans and current Reserve or National Guard members may be eligible to receive benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs. Disabled veterans may be eligible to enroll under a special vocational rehabilitation program administered by the VA.
For more information on benefits for veterans, visit http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/expensesfinancialaid/veteransbenefits/ or contact the Veterans Benefits Coordinator at (608) 785-8751 or via email.