Certificate Requirements

Medical Coding Certificate requires 24-25 hours of credit for completion.  The courses may be taken in any order. It is strongly suggested for students, without medical background, to complete medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology prior to the coding courses to maximize success while completing the Medical Coding Certificate curriculum.  

Curriculum

Title
Course
Credits
Basic Human Anatomy with Lab ANAT-A 215 5
Basic Human Physiology with Lab PHSL-P 215 5

Medical Terminology (on-line)    or                                      

Latin & Greek Elements in Medical Terminology

*AHLT-M 195

CLAS-C 209

3

2

Introduction to Health Records  or

Introduction to Electronic Medical Records

AHLT -M 101 / *AHLT- M 301

3
Medical Coding I AHLT-M 190 3
Medical Coding II AHLT-M 191 3
Introduction to HIM and Reimbursement AHLT-M 192 3

All required course work must be completed with a "C" or higher grade. 

*AHLT- M 195 and AHLT- M 301 are available on-line.

Internships: At this time, internships are not a requirement for certificate completion; however, students will benefit from the experience of applying didactic material to the career of Medical Coding.  Students will be placed in an internship if one is available.  Typically, Medical Coding internships are non-paid internships. 

Internship Procedure: 

  • Students will meet with Allied Health Sciences academic advisors for curriculum mapping. 
  • Students must complete all Medical Coding Certificate curriculum prior to being accepted into an internship position.  
  • Once all course requirements are met with a "C" or higher grade, the student will be referred to Career Services.  
  • Evaluation for internship eligibility will be determined and an internship site chosen.  
  • After the above criteria is met, students will be referred to Allied Health Sciences Faculty, by appointment only, for Medical Coding Certificate internship material and approval into the course.