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Medical Coding Technical Certificate

Overview

Begin your coding career.

Gain the entry-level skills to start a career in coding medical records. The Medical Coding Technical Certificate will prepare you to identify diagnoses and assign the proper CPT and ICD-CM codes with a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and medical terminology.

You’ll be able to work at a hospital, physician office, insurance company or extended care facility. Most employers will even let you work from home after two years in an office setting. According to the American Association for Professional Coders, the average medical coder annual salary nationwide is $47,870.

The certificate typically takes three semesters to complete.

Pursue a coding certification.

Pursue a coding certification with these recommended courses:
HCMT 2330 – Pharmacology
HCMT 2400 – Pathophysiology
HCMT 2365 – Coding Capstone

Work for school credit.

In addition to the standard classroom work, many students also participate in a cooperative work experience. You can even get course credit for it with approval from the Program Coordinator. Talk to the Career Services Office for more information.

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Consumer Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Medical Coding