Associates degree in Health Information Technology and
Coding Certificate program

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


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

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.


Download Course Requirements and complete HIT application

HIT Scholarship

Danielle Mendoza recently was awarded the New Mexico Health Information Management Association scholarship for the spring 2019 conference. Danielle holds an Associate of Science degree in HIT from UNM-Gallup, an Associate of Science in Nursing from UNM-Valencia and currently attends the UNM main campus in Albuquerque. Roseanna McGinn, UNM-Gallup HIT program director, said, “Danielle has a great career ahead for her and her knowledge in this field is commendable for such a young professional.”

In the picture UNM-Gallup Health Information Technology Director Roseanna McGinn (left) presents the NMHIMA Scholarship for the spring 2019 semester to HIT student Danielle Mendoza.

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

UNM Online Application

Job Opportunities

Find Job Opportunities and Job Resources

- HIM Department at RMCHCS

  • Cmptr App & Stats Hlth-HCHT 231
  • Health Info Tech I-HCHT 121

Contact Christine Diaz at 505-726-6877 or

- Certified Coders Vacancies at FDIHB:
HIM Coder (Inpatient/Outpatient)
HIM Coder (Outpatient)

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

-Navajo Area HIM Vacancies

HIT Director

Contact us. We are here to help.

Roseanna McGinn

Roseanna McGinn / MBA-HCA, RHIT

UNM-Gallup Program Director