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.
2022-23 Requirements and Application information will be updated on October 1, 2021.
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.
- Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if previously submitted)
- Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate; current high school seniors must provide both a current high school transcript and a final transcript with confer date
- Review and sign Background Check Disclosure
- Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure
- Complete admissions meeting with a WITC counselor (academic admission requirements apply)
- 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)
- Decision to not receive vaccinations may limit ability to obtain clinical placement based upon meeting site placement requirements
- Review and sign Health Sciences 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
2021-22 Health Information Technology Student Handbook
- Health Sciences Policies
- HS-i Work-based Learning Terms
- HS-01 WITC Mission, Vision, Values & Tenets
- HS-02 Rules and Regulations-Student Signature
- HS-03 Safety Accountability Statement-Student Signature
- HS-04 Bloodborne Pathogen Risk Statement
- HS-05 CDC Guidelines and Links
- HS-06 Standard Precautions Chart
- HS-07 Exposure Control Procedures (Needle stick)
- HS-08 Performance-Based Instruction
- HS-09 Student Responsibilities
- HS-10 Responsibility of the Learner
- HS-11 Test-Taking
- HS-12 Studying Hints
- HS-13 Important Dispositions for Critical Thinkers
- HS-14 Good Thinking vs. Poor Thinking
- HS-15 Computer Information
- HS-16 Communication Guidelines
- HS-17 Confidentiality-HIPAA
- HS-18 Transfer Credit
- HS-19 Witnessing Legal Documents
- HS-20 Health Status
- HS-21 Health Form
- HS-22 CPR-Medic 1st Aid Requirements
- HS-23 Course Expectations for Assignments
- HS-24 Professional Expectations and Dress Code
- HS-25 Grading Policy
- HS-26 Improvement Plan
- HS-27 Academic Appeals Procedures
- HS-28 Automatic Program Dismissal
- HS-29 Complaints Concerning Health Sciences Programs
- HIT Program Policies
- HIT-01 2020-21 Catalog Page and Course Descriptions
- HIT-01 2021-22 Catalog Page and Course Descriptions
- HIT-02 2020-21 Curriculum Checklist
- HIT-02 2021-22 Curriculum Checklist
- HIT-03 Program Prerequisites
- HIT-04 Program Mission
- HIT-05 Program Outcomes
- HIT-06 Accreditation
- HIT-07 Background Checks
- HIT-08 Absences
- HIT-09 Late Work
- HIT-10 Failing Grades
- HIT-11 Fail Repeat Policy
- HIT-12 Withdrawal Policy
- HIT-13 Dismissal from HIT Program
- HIT-14 Reentry After Dismissal
- HIT-15 PPE Expectations
- HIT-16 PPE Attendance Policy
- HIT-17 PPE Previous or Current Work Experience
- HIT-18 HIT Program Completion
Health Information Technology Orientation - Fall 2021
2021-22 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 required to pay the $9.10 fee at the fingerprint and photo location.
Within 14 days of receiving the Background Study Fingerprint and Photo Authorization document, students must be fingerprinted and photographed. If not completed within 14 days, the above process and fee payment will need to be repeated.
Health Form and Directions
1. Complete the Health Form and save it.
2. Follow instructions on the form for submission.
Complete & Give to Instructor
Student Biographical Change Request - please print and use this form if you change your name, address, or phone number(s). You should submit it to your local Student Services to be certain that the changes are entered in the main computer system.
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.
If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Abrahamson, HIT Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800/243-9482 x4757.
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.