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Medical Coding Certificate

The Medical Coding program provides students with an educational opportunity that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the medical coding field upon program completion. Students will gain a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, document processing, and an extensive understanding of inpatient and outpatient coding procedures. These coding skills are in great demand in hospitals, physician offices and clinics.

Students will be eligible to sit for an initial AHIMA Certification after graduation. After 2 years of experience, student is eligible to sit for AHIMA Registry Exam.

Curriculum Outline

(24 Semester Hours)

Specific Occupational Courses

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

0

ALHS 1011 - Anatomy and Physiology

5

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BUSN 1440 - Document Production

4

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

SECOND SEMESTER

Hrs

MAST 1120 - Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

3

MAST 1510 - Medical Billing and Coding I

2

THIRD SEMESTER

Hrs

MAST 1520 - Medical Billing and Coding II

3

MAST 1530 - Medical Procedural Coding

2

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