Overview

Health Information Management is a dynamic field and a growing profession. Coding professionals are trained specialists in classifying medical data and transforming diagnoses, conditions, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures into coded data that serve as the basis for local, regional, state-wide, national and world-wide comparison. Payment for medical care is contingent on the coded data provided by medical coding specialists. Employment opportunities include positions in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, insurance companies, and mental health facilities. Coding specialists work with the most current codes, medical information and reimbursement systems. These codes change on a yearly basis and ongoing training is required. Students will gain hands-on experience using 3-M Coding and Grouping software. The program provides students with the necessary tools to sit for the CCA exam.

This program is only available 100% online.

This program is financial aid eligible.


Medical Coding Certificate

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
HLTH 101CMedical Terminology303
BIOL 120CHuman Biology324
 7
Spring Semester
BIOL 122CBasic Pathophysiology303
HLTH 104CHealth Care Data Content
and Delivery Systems
303
 6
Summer Semester
IST 102CPC Applications303
 3

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
MCOD 118CIntroduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding404
MCOD 119CIntroduction to Hospital Procedure Coding303
 7
Spring Semester
MCOD 218CAdvanced Hospital Coding303
MCOD 219CAmbulatory Coding404
 7
TOTAL CREDITS30

Prerequisites: Be a high school graduate or the equivalent; keyboarding skills helpful.

CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

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30 Credits Required

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid