Certificate in Health Information Technology - Coding
(33 credits)

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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. Students are eligible to seek their CCA Coding Certification through AHIMA upon completion of this Coding Certificate program.

Consult with your advisor for current transferability information.

Students do not need special permission to be admitted to the Coding Certificate program. Students need to maintain a 2.75 GPA and get a "C" or better in all HCHT courses. For further advisement contact Roseanna McGinn MBA- HCA, RHIT rmcginn@unm.edu and Michelle Lee tsinnami@unm.edu.


Communications (3):

ENGL 1110Composition I3cr

Physical and Natural Science (4):

Choose from Choose from BIOL 1140/1140L, 1310/1310L, 2210/2210L OR HCHS 1134cr

Health Sciences (3):

HCHS 111Medical Terminology3cr

Business Technology (3):

IT 101Computer Fundamentals3cr


HCHT 121Health Information Technology I4cr
HCHT 211Basic ICD / CPT Coding4cr
HCHT 215Advanced OP Coding2cr
HCHT 219Advanced IP Coding3cr
HCHT 221Medical-Legal & Quality Management4cr
HCHT 232Reimbursement Methodologies3cr