Diploma — Medical Coding

This 42-credit diploma prepares graduates for a career in medical coding or to advance their studies with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in medical coding. The Medical Coding programs at NTC provide comprehensive training using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. The diploma program includes coursework in anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, U.S. health care systems and medical billing and insurance. 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 with a Medical Coding Diploma from NTC 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 diploma can be applied to the 60-credit Medical Coding AAS. It’s easy to begin with the diploma and continue on to 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
Required Courses
ADMM 1120Medical Office Procedures3
ADMM 1125US Healthcare Systems3
ADMM 1140Medical Billing/Insurance3
ADMM 1145CPT & HCPCS3
ADMM 2005Advanced CPT & HCPCS3
ADMM 2200Medical Language Applications3
ADMM 2245Inpatient Billing3
ADMM 2252ICD-10-CM3
ADMM 2265Advanced ICD-103
ADMM 2285Internship2
CPTR 1105Intro to Computers - Medical Applications3
BIOL 2252Anatomy & Physiology I3
HLTH 1106Medical Terminology2
HLTH 2002Pharmacology2
HLTH 2208Pathophysiology3
Total Credits: 42