Medical Coding Program Jobs: The Medical Coding Program provides you with the necessary skills and core concepts to allow you to seek entry-level coding positions in a variety of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians' offices, nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospices.
National Certifications: You may also elect to sit for certification examinations offered by the
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC–www.aapc.com).
Note: You must meet the respective organization’s examination criteria. Practical experience and a strong aptitude in this field are recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams.
Instructor-Led Online or Traditional Instruction: The Medical Coding Program is offered via traditional classroom instruction and/or in an instructor-led online course format. Students can choose to complete the program by selecting six online or traditional courses below:
The recommended course sequence follows (O=Online, T=Traditional):
- Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professional (O,T)
- Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Office Professional (O,T)
- Medical Coding I (O,T)
- Medical Coding II (O,T)
- Medical Insurance and Billing (O,T)
- Electronic Health Records (O,T)
- AAPC/AHIMA Medical Coding Boot Camp (T) – Suggest course to prepare for National Certification
Electives for the Medical Coding Program (O=Online, T=Traditional):
Students may select from the following online/classroom courses as an elective to complete the program:
- Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals (T, O)
- Online Introduction to Medical Coding (O)
- Medical Law (T, O)