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Medical Coding Specialist printer-friendly
Certificate Program
MA71
Program Description
The Medical Coding Specialist certificate of credit program provides specialized training in the Medical Assisting/Healthcare Management field. The program offers basic training in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic computer skills, word processing, ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding. Graduates receive a Medical Coding Specialist certificate of credit.
Program Specific Information
Students are accepted every semester based on space and course availability.

Additional Requirements:
Medical Coding is a highly specialized field. To be accepted into the Medical Coding Specialist certificate program, applicants must be a graduate of an allied health certificate, diploma, or degree program or have at least one year of experience in an allied health field within the past two years.
Admissions Requirements
• Must be 16 years of age.
• High school diploma or GED is required prior to admission.
  (Official transcripts or GED scores must be submitted from all colleges and/or high schools attended for credit.)
• ASSET Testing, or submit SAT, ACT, CPE, or COMPASS test scores.
• Program Length: 3 Semesters; Campus Availability: - not applicable -.
Financial Aid
This program is not eligible for the Pell Grant, but may be eligible for Institutional and State Financial Aid. Contact a Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility requirements and application materials.
Curriculum
Credit
Program Specific Core (29 semester hours)
ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I 3
ALHS1011Structure/Function- Human Body 5
ALHS1090Medical Terminology for ALHS 2
COMP1000Introduction to Computers 3
HEMT1110Medical Coding 3
HEMT1120Medical Insurance 3
HEMT1130Advanced Coding 3
MAST1120Human Diseases 3
BUSN1440Document Production 4

Total Hours
29