Designed to train and prepare students for national certification from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), this 40-hour boot camp gives students an overview of medical coding and the transformation of narrative descriptions of diseases, injuries, and health care procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations (code numbers).
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to register for this program?
Are there prerequisites for this course?
Yes. If you are new to this field, you should take these courses in the order listed below:
(O-online course, T-traditional course)
Students may select one of the following online or traditional courses as an elective:
Does completing these recommended courses qualify me as a certified professional coder?
No. To become a certified professional coder (CPC), you must sit for and pass one of the following
While these courses are designed to prepare students for the certification exams, additional work experience or education may be necessary to be fully prepared. Your readiness for the exam will depend on a variety of factors. For more information about testing dates and locations, and to learn more about becoming a CPC, CCS, CAA, CCS-P, CPCA, CPCH and other specialists, visit:
Do boot camp students attend clinicals?
No. Students enrolled in this course do not participate in off-site clinical training.
Is there a required textbook?
Yes. Your instructor will tell you which books you need.
How much does the course cost?
*The cost of required textbooks is not included in the tuition. Fees subject to change.
What forms of payment are accepted?
What is the process if an agency (vocational rehabilitation, JOCCA, or WIA) is paying for my course and/or books?
You must provide a copy of the authorization to pay letter from the agency along with your registration form. Registrations are not accepted if we do not have the letter of authorization. If you are receiving assistance for your books, you will also need to submit an authorization to pay letter to the Durham Tech Bookstore.
Where is the AHIMA Boot Camp located?
The AHIMA Boot Camp is offered at the Corporate Education Center on Durham Tech’s Main Campus.
What if I still have questions?
Our Allied Health staff is happy to answer any questions you may have or assist you in registering for the AHIMA Boot Camp course. For additional information, call 919-536-7222, ext. 4313.
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