Medical Office Coding and Procedures

Program Description

The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for individuals preparing for employment in the health care industry as medical coders, medical office assistant, medical secretaries, insurance billing specialist, or medical records technicians.  The curriculum provides basics in medical, diagnostic and procedural terminology and coding, medical office procedures and the reporting of data to third party payers, insurance companies and government agencies for reimbursement.

Opportunities for Employment

Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of specialized duties with competence and understanding. The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate will help prepare you for a wide range of entry-level positions in health care facilities such as clinics, private medical practices, and hospitals.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

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PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
AST 108 Telephone Techniques 1
AST 141 Word Processing I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3
HIM 130 Health Care Info Systems 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3
HIM 150 Health Records Management 3
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4
HIM 265 Facility Based Medical Coding 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
AST 215 Medical Keyboarding 3
NAS 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HIM 254 Advanced Coding & Reimbursement 4
MTH 141 Business Math I 3
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 50

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