Students learn to accurately determine code assignments using ICD and CPT coding systems.
Graduates of the certificate program may take an entry-level certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Successful completion of the exam earns the credential Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
Professional organizations that offer advanced certification recommend coding education along with experience in the field prior to pursuing certification. Individuals should evaluate their knowledge and experience prior to considering an advanced certification examination.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work in entry-level coding and billing positions in outpatient clinics, outpatient surgery centers, physician group practices, billing companies, and insurance companies
- Take the entry-level certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Successful completion of the exam earns the credential Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Medical Biller
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2020-2021 academic year
Coding Specialist Certificate (COC)
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective||1||0||1|
|HIM 100||Introduction to Health Information Management||3||0||3|
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1||3||2||4|
|HIM 115||Clinical Abstracting of Health Data||1||0||1|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2||3||2||4|
|MCH 1XX Medical Terminology Elective (T)||3||0||3|
|HIM 130||International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding||4||0||4|
|HIM 135||Pharmacology for Health Information Management||1||0||1|
|HIM 215||Advanced Medical Coding||4||0||4|
|HIM 226||Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 1||2||0||2|
|HIM 210||Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies||3||0||3|
|HIM 227||Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 2||2||0||2|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Success Strategies: Overview||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies: Overview and Application||2|
|FYE 110||College Success Strategies: Practice and Application||3|
|Medical Terminology Elective|
|MCH 104||Comprehensive Medical Terminology||3|
& MCH 102
|Medical Terminology 1
and Medical Terminology 2
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Cindy Kneip, RHIA