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Medical Coding (PC)

Minimum credits for Program Certificate (PC): 30

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Medical Coding PC prepares students for employment in a variety of health care areas: hospitals, clinics, private medical practices, chiropractic offices, dental offices, veterinary hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, government agencies, and insurance companies. Students should be able to find employment in the records management department as well as in many other areas of the facility. Upon completion of the Medical Coding certificate, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association.

All courses required for the PC in Medical Coding need to be succesfully completed with a "C" or higher.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The student will be able to:

  1. Read, understand, and prepare medical business documents and forms.
  2. Communicate accurately and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors in the workplace.
  3. Exhibit a commitment and professional capability to the coding profession.
  4. Demonstrate competency of the coding profession, in both hospital and physician practices, as outlined in AHIMAs CCA Exam Content Outline and the CCA Exam Blueprint.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:*

AH 134 | Medical Disorders (3 credits)
AH 138 | Basic Procedure Coding (3 credits)
AH 139 | Basic Diagnosis Coding (3 credits)
AH 142 | Intermediate Coding I (3 credits)
AH 143 | Intermediate Coding II (3 credits)
AH 171 | Medical Terminology (3 credits)
AH 231 | Healthcare Law & Ethics (3 credits)
AH 287 | Computer Applications in Healthcare (3 credits)
BIOL 115 | Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology L/L (4 credits)
CSCI 101 | Introduction to Computers (3 credits)
PHRM 215 | Introduction to Pharmacology (3 credits)
PSYC 111 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
UNIV 100 | College Strategies (1 credit) OR UNIV 101 | College Transitions (1 credit)

Due to changes in health/insurance regulations the curriculum is currently in revision. Please contact the Health and Wellness Department Chair for changes as we adapt to new industry standards.

*In addition to the above program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

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