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The Medical Coding: Healthcare certificate will prepare the student to enter the workforce as an entry-level medical coder. The well-qualified medical coder will gain proficiencies in different levels of medical coding and will be prepared to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentials. The medical coder will also gain pdfproficiencies in written and oral communications, as well as word processing,spreadsheet, and database management software programs. Professionalism and flexibility are also stressed in the program, as employers are looking for employees who exhibit these characteristics.

MEDICAL CODING: HEALTH CARE
(Certificate B)

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME
SEMESTER
1
2
3
4
CORE REQUIREMENTS
ALH1655 Medical Terminology
3
 
 
 

ALH5235

Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology

4
 
 
 

ALH5236

Pathophysiology

4
   
 
 

ALH5253

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

3
 
 
  
CORE REQUIREMENTS
14
0
0
0
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

ALH5240

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding

3
 
 
 

ALH5244

Introduction to Health Information

 
3
 
 
ALH5241 Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician)    
3
 
 

ALH5230

Pharmacology

  
 3
   

ALH5242

International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding (ICD 10)

  
 3
   

ALH5339

Bioethics

 
 3
   

ALH5249

Health Care Coding Practicum

 
 3
   
TECHNICAL HOURS 21
3
18
0
0
TOTAL HOURS 35
17
18
0
0
Depending on the individual student's skill leveland assessment scores, students may be required to take necessary basic skill courses (Keyboarding) prior to enrolling in the program.

 

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