Dec 11, 2023  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding Diploma

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For more information please see the Health Information Management Services Program Overview .


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 alpha 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).

Note: This diploma is available online

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 31

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates 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. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will complete:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
    (Required:   or higher)
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 4 credit(s)
    (Required:    or  ,  )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
    (Required: INFO 1120 )

Subtotal: 10

Total Credits for Diploma: 41

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