Medical Coding

Award: CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATE

Occupational Objectives: The Medical Coding Career Studies Certificate is designed for persons who wish to pursue a career in medical coding.

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to pursue employment in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing facilities, and other health career facilities. Classes will be offered in the evening to accommodate students who are employed during the day. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all HIM classes in order to complete the program.

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hrs Lab Hours Credits
BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2
  Total 8 0 8
Second Semester   Lecture Hrs Lab Hours Credits
HIM 143 Managing Electronic Billing in a Medical Practice 3 0 3
HIM 106 ICD-10-CM Coding I 2 0 2
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3
  Total 8 0 8
Third Semester   Lecture Hrs Lab Hours Credits
HIM 107 ICD-10-CM Coding II 3 0 3
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3 0 3
  Total 6 0 6
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hrs Lab Hours Credits
HIM 105 CPT Coding 2 0 2
HIM 226 Legal Aspects of Health Records Documentation 2 0 2
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 3 0 3
  Total 7 0 7
  Total Minimum Credits     29

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