This 40-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.
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.
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.
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.
|Course #||Course Name||Credit|
|ADMM 1120||Medical Office Procedures||3.00|
|ADMM 1140||Medical Billing/Insurance||3.00|
|ADMM 1151||AAPC Medical Coding I||3.00|
|ADMM 1175||AAPC Medical Coding II||3.00|
|ADMM 2200||Medical Language Applications||3.00|
|ADMM 2245||Inpatient Billing||3.00|
|CPTR 1105||Intro to Computers - Medical Applications||3.00|
|BIOL 1004||Intro to Anatomy & Physiology||3.00|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2.00|
|ADMM 1125||US Healthcare Systems||3.00|
|ADMM 2280||Advanced Medical Coding||3.00|
|HLTH 1000||Introduction to Health Careers||3.00|
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