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
|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|HLTH 101C||Medical Terminology||3||0||3|
|BIOL 120C||Human Biology||3||2||4|
|BIOL 122C||Basic Pathophysiology||3||0||3|
|HLTH 104C||Health Care Data Content|
and Delivery Systems
|IST 102C||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|MCOD 118C||Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding||4||0||4|
|MCOD 119C||Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding||3||0||3|
|MCOD 218C||Advanced Hospital Coding||3||0||3|
|MCOD 219C||Ambulatory Coding||4||0||4|
Prerequisites: Be a high school graduate or the equivalent; keyboarding skills helpful.
CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course