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Medical Coding

An Associate’s Degree in Medical Coding introduces the students to the concept of translating medical terminology to numbers for the purpose of billing medical insurance companies for services rendered. As the students learn these concepts of coding and utilizing the hands-on experience of coding in an outpatient facility, they become proficient in the technique of medical coding and are prepared to obtain a coding career in today's market. With the introduction of the general education courses, balance is provided to the students' education and skill level. 

Graduates of the Medical Coding Degree Program will:
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behavior required for entry-level employment.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of medical ethics and professionalism as it relates to the healthcare setting.
  • Identify the disease process and how it applies to coding situations.
  • Apply critical thinking skills when utilizing the most current coding systems.
  • Have a general education background necessary for competency in entry-level employment.

Core Courses (76 Credit Hours)
ME 181: Medical Terminology I - 4 credits
ME 182: Medical Terminology II - 4 credits
ME 191: Medical Ethics & First Aid - 4 credits
ME 184: Anatomy I - 4 credits
ME 280: Anatomy II - 4 credits
ME 281: Anatomy III - 4 credits
ME 200: Medical Coding I - 4 credits
ME 201: Medical Coding II - 4 credits
ME 203: Medical Coding III - 4 credits
ME 279: Medical Office Practice - 4 credits
ME 284: Process of Disease I - 4 credits
ME 288: Process of Disease II - 4 credits
ME 286: Pharmacology - 4 credits
ME 290: Medical Coding Practicum - 0 credits
ME 291: Electronic Health Records - 4 credits
AC 101: Principles of Accounting I - 4 credits
CS 101: Intro to Computers - 4 credits
CM 250: Business Communications - 4 credits
MA 141: Business Mathematics I - 4 credits
WP 254: Word I - 4 credits
WP 255: Word II - 4 credits

General Education Courses (24 Credit Hours)
CM 101: Ethics & Professionalism - 4 credits
EN 161: English Composition I - 4 credits
EN 162: English Composition II - 4 credits
GE 200: General Psychology - 4 credits
2 Additional GE Elective Courses - 8 credits

Electives (8 Credit Hours)
2 Approved Elective Courses - 8 credits

Associate's Degree Requirements
Total Quarter Hours: 108
*A supervised, unpaid practicum of at least 60 contact hours performing medical coding procedures must be completed prior to graduation.
Length of Time: 18 months - Maximum full-time enrollment
                        27 months - Minimum full-time enrollment


 

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