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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 (27 hours)
ENG2211 Composition I 3      
ALH5250 Introduction to Public Health 3      
OFT1640 Business Communications 3      
PHO6460 Ethics 3      
ALH1676 Health Care Finances       3
LED1448 Introduction to Leadership       3
PSY6711 General Psychology       3
SOC6811 Principles of Sociology       3
COM2725 Interpersonal Communications    
 
3
Computer Literacy (3 hours)
CAP1516 Computer Applications or Computer Literacy*
 3
     
GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS 30
15
60
6 0
15
CORE REQUIREMENTS
ALH5230 Pharmacology 3      
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
 

ALH5244

Introduction to Health Information

 
 
 3
ALH5240 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding     3  
ALH5242 International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding (ICD 10)     3  
ALH5339 Bioethics     3  

ALH5241

Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician)

 
 
3
 

ALH5249

Health Care Coding Practicum

 
 
  3
 

NCT0200

WorkKeys Assessment – Graduation Requirement (or AAPC certification testing)

 
 
 0
 
TECHNICAL HOURS 35
0
17
18
0
TOTAL HOURS 65
15
17
18
15

Last Revised June 2015

 

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