This diploma prepares graduates with entry-level skills needed for employment in medical coding and/or billing positions in a variety of health care settings. Medical coding is the process of converting narrative diagnoses and service/procedures, documented by providers, into numerical format using various coding systems. Coding is used in healthcare for statistics, research, and reimbursement.
Students who graduate with the Medical Coding diploma will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination through the American Health Information Management Association which is required for entry-level certification as a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
All graduates with a diploma will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. They can meet the requirement by: Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.
1. Scores from MAP testing -
a. Math - COMPASS Pre-Algebra 49 or above*
b. Writing - COMPASS 62 or above*
c. Reading - COMPASS 76 or above*
*or equivalent ACT or ASSET score
2. Completion with a C or above
a. Math - MATH 0940
b. Writing - ENGL 0980
c. Reading - READ 0930
General Education Core Requirements
All graduates with a diploma will complete:
GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s) (Required: