Diploma Program Course List

Allied Health

Medical Coding Studies

Diploma (W)

The Medical Coding Studies is a diploma program that prepares graduates for careers as Medical Coders. A Medical Coder manages and classifies medical data for patient billing using standardized codes. Students learn how to correctly assign codes that indicate patient diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in order to properly document patient care and permit data access, analysis and billing. The program provides didactic courses followed by an internship experience in an approved facility. Graduates of the program find employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care centers, mental health facilities, federal, state and local health departments, and insurance companies. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
Select 1 course(s) from:
MAT 120 Math for Behavioral Sciences 3
MAT 135 Biomedical Statistics 3
MAT 140 Essentials of College Algebra 4
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4


Courses Credits
HIM 100 Intro to Health Information 3
HIM 120 Coding I 3
HIM 121 Coding II 3
HIM 122 Coding III 3
HIM 170 Medical Coding Practicum 4
HIM 222 Healthcare Reimbursement 3


Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 108 Basic Pharmacology 2
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 130 Disease Proc/Pathophysiology 3
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3