Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Medical Coding

Credits required 27


Patricia Dent

Program contact

Joy Rose, Department Chair and Instructor in Healthcare Information, ext. 2329

Program Goals Statement

This certificate provides students with knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, human diseases and their treatment, and medical language of major body systems. Students also learn how to provide disease and procedure codes in both of the medical coding systems used in the healthcare industry and how to communicate those codes to medical insurers and government programs that pay medical providers for services.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

BIO 115Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

CIT 121Information Technology Fluency I

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

HCI 145Medical Coding/Billing Externship and Seminar

1 credit

HCI 237Human Disease Processes and Procedures

3 credits

HCI 239International Classification of Disease Coding

3 credits

HCI 242Coding of Procedures and Healthcare Reimbursement

3 credits

HLT 106Medical Language

3 credits

MAA 204Medical Insurance Forms Preparation

3 credits

MAA 209Medical Office Portfolio Development

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:27

Program Information


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Grade Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

Contact your program director or your advisor for course sequencing recommendations.

Contact your program director or your advisor for course sequencing recommendations.

This certificate prepares students for CCA, CCS, and CCS-P certification examinations offered by the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

To enroll in the Healthcare Information degree program, substitute BIO 233 and BIO 234 for BIO 115.

A student who is unable to fit MAA 209 into the last spring semester should consult with the Program Coordinator about substituting the 3-credit CED 210 (Cooperative Work Experience I).

Office Administration degree – Medical Administrative Assistant option, Healthcare Information degree (Medical Records)

Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” in all required Medical Coding courses (HCI), HLT 106, and BIO 115. Failure to earn a “C” or better in required courses requires a repeat of that course, which may affect the time to complete the certificate. Only one repeated course is allowed.

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