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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 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: 35

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will complete:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 4 credit(s)
    (Required:   AND   OR  )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 2 credit(s)

Subtotal: 9

Total Credits for Diploma: 44

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