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The Medical Coding Associate of Applied Science degree 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 pdfAmerican Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentials. The medical coder will also gain proficiencies in written and oral communications, as well as wordprocessing, 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
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME
SEMESTER
1
2
3
4
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Basic Skills (15 hours)
COM2725 Interpersonal Communications    
 3
 
PHO6460 Ethics  
 3
 
 
PSY6711 General Psychology      
 3
ENG2211 Composition I      
 3
SOC6811 Principles of Sociology    
 3
 
Computer Literacy (3 hours)
CAP1516 Computer Applications or Computer Literacy*
 3
     
GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS 18
3
3
6
6
CORE REQUIREMENTS

ALH1655

Medical Terminology

 3
 
 
 

ALH5235

Allied Health Care Provider Anatomy and Physiology

 4
 
 
 

ALH5236

Pathophysiology

 
 4
 
 

ALH5253

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

 3
 
 
 
CORE REQUIREMENTS 14
10
4
0
0
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

ALH5250

Introduction to Public Health

 
 3
 
 

ALH5230

Pharmacology

 
 
 3
 

ALH5244

Introduction to Health Information

 
 3
 
 

ALH5240

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding

 3
 
 
 

OFT1640

Business Communications

 
 3
 
 

ALH5241

Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician)

 
 3
 
 

ALH5242

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

 
 
3
 

ALH1676

Health Care Finance

 
 
3
 

ALH5339

Bioethics

 
 
 
 3

LED1448

Introduction to Leadership

 
 
 
 3

ALH5249

Health Care Coding Practicum

 
 
 
 3

NCT0200

WorkKeys Assessment – Graduation Requirement

 
 
 
 0
TECHNICAL HOURS 33
3
12
9
9
TOTAL HOURS 65
16
19
15
15

*See List of Electives that fulfill General Education Requirements
Depending on the individual student's skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill courses (Keyboarding) prior to enrolling in the program.

 

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