Associates degree in Health Information Technology and
Coding Certificate program

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technicians organize and streamline medical systems by translating notes, diagnoses and patient treatment plans into classification codes. They maintain paper and electronic files and make sure patient information is accurate, accessible and secure. Candidates with strong organizational skills and an attention to detail are a great match for this certificate program. Graduates find jobs that can be in hospitals and private offices, or that can offer flexible and remote work schedules.

About

UNM-Gallup Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology Program Mission Statement

"The University of New Mexico-Gallup Health Information Technology Program develops Health Information Professionals,to become an integral part of the healthcare delivery system, through demonstrated competencies, while maintaining cultural sensitivity, and confidentiality for all communities served."
Modified and accepted by Advisory Committee on 4/29/2016

Health Information Technology


CAHIIM Accredited Program

The UNM Health Information Technology Associates Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management. CAHIIM-accredited programs have undergone a rigorous process of voluntary peer review and have met or exceeded the minimum Associate-level Accreditation Standards as set by the CAHIIM. The UNM-Gallup HIT Associates' Program is proud of its CAHIIM accreditation, with our original accreditation date of May 2005.

CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800; Telephone: 312.233.1100


The Health information Technology program can be completed 100% online for HCHT courses with the exception of HCHT 233 professional practicum which is completed at a site. For those students who are not in the Gallup area they need to contact Roseanna McGinn / HIT Director, a year prior to taking that course for other options.

Students

Download Course Requirements and complete HIT application

Coding Certificate Program

A certificate in Health Information Technology is awarded following successful completion of the 33 credit-hour program. This program is designed to obtain a certificate or those desiring entry-level employment in a health information department, coding. Disease and procedural coding are the methods by which the patient's encounters are classified, allowing the facility to bill insurance companies and government agencies for reimbursement.

Course Requirements of Coding Certificate Program


AS Health Information Technology

The Associates Degree in Health Information Technology is a two-year (six semester), full time program, that begins in the Summer or Fall semester, and finishes in the Spring of the second year. Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis for incoming students in good academic standing. Students must meet the regular UNM Gallup admission criteria for entrance into the program, and must complete specific coursework in each semester of this six-semester program.

Course Requirements of AS Health Information Technology


Health Information Technology Application

Thank you for your interest in the UNM-Gallup Health Information Technology Program. Please complete the HIT application form from the link below:

HIT Application Form


Job Opportunities

Find Job Opportunities and Job Resources

- Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service

Medical Records Technician (Coder)
Salary: $29,847.00 to $43,414.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, September 14, 2018 to Thursday, September 27, 2018

Medical Records Technician (Coder)
Salary: $37,223.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, September 14, 2018 to Thursday, September 27, 2018

Medical Records Technician
Salary: $26,587.00 to $38,798.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Medical Records Technician (Coder)
Salary: $29,847.00 to $52,394.00 / Per Year
Open Period: : Monday, July 16, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018

Medical Records Technician (Specialized Coder)
Salary: $45,810.00 to $59,557.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Supervisory Medical Records Technician
Salary: $55,720.00 to $70,580.00 / Per Year Series
Open Period: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Medical Records Technician
Salary: $26,587.00 to $38,798.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to Monday, July 23, 2018

- Chief, Health Information Management
Acting Navajo Area Health Information Management Consultant Acting Navajo Area Privacy Coordinator Northern Navajo Medical Center – Indian Health Service P.O. Box 160, U.S. Hwy. 491 North, Shiprock, New Mexico USA 87420
Office: 505-368-6032 ~ Fax: 505-368-6277 ~ Pager: 505-949-5797

-Navajo Area HIM Vacancies

HIT Director

Contact us. We are here to help.

Roseanna McGinn

Roseanna McGinn / MBA-HCA, RHIT

UNM-Gallup Program Director

rmcginn@unm.edu