Certificate — Medical Coding

This 26-credit certificate prepares graduates for entry-level medical coding positions or to advance their studies with a diploma or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in medical coding. The NTC Medical Coding programs provide training using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. Medical coders are needed for patient account management, medical billing and insurance claims processing.

Employment

Professionals in medical coding organize and manage medical data, including medical facility records, health care training materials, official health care documents and medical research reports. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities and dental offices. There will be a need for about 1,500 additional medical records and health information technicians nationwide to meet market demand between 2012-2022.

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Next Steps

Most credits earned toward this certificate can be applied to the 42-credit Medical Coding Diploma or the 60-credit Medical Coding AAS. It’s easy to begin with the certificate and continue on to the diploma or the AAS.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ADMM 1120Medical Office Procedures3.00
ADMM 1145CPT & HCPCS3.00
ADMM 2200Medical Language Applications3.00
ADMM 2245Inpatient Billing3.00
ADMM 2252ICD-10-CM3.00
CPTR 1105Intro to Computers - Medical Applications3.00
BIOL 1004Intro to Anatomy & Physiology3.00
HLTH 1106Medical Terminology2.00
HLTH 2208Pathophysiology3.00
Total Credits: 26