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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.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
MAT255Statistics I3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
SSC100First Year Seminar1

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
HIM100Intro to Health Information3
HIM120Coding I3
HIM121Coding II3
HIM122Coding III3
HIM170Medical Coding Practicum4
HIM222Healthcare Reimbursement3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO108Basic Pharmacology2
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO130Disease Proc/Pathophysiology3
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3