Medical Coding Certificate

Medical coder working on computers

The certificate in Medical Coding is designed for students who are interested in the profession of medical coding and wish to earn a medical coding credential from AHIMA or the AAPC.

Charter Oak State College’s online Certificate in Medical Coding equips students with the healthcare knowledge and skills needed to analyze and code patient data and improve reimbursement and data in today’s healthcare environments. Knowledge of the electronic management of sensitive patient health information and healthcare organization revenue cycle management is critical for success in the healthcare field today.

Our program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive coding curriculum that includes a medical science foundation, and is guided by the principle of quality healthcare through quality information. This is a 30 credit certificate.

Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

This certificate is 30 credits, 12 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.

  • BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology

    3 credits
  • BIO 215 Pathophysiology

    3 credits
  • HCA 105 Medical Terminology

    3 credits
  • HIM 115 Principles of Health Information Management

    3 credits
  • HIM 205 Reimbursement Methodologies

    3 credits
  • HIM 210 Clinical Classification Systems I

    3 credits
  • HIM 211 Clinical Classification Systems II*

    3 credits
  • HIM 220 Advanced ICD Coding*

    3 credits
  • HIM 221 Advanced CPT Coding

    3 credits
  • HIM 290 Coding Practicum

    3 credits

    30 credits

*All course prerequisites must be met.

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who complete a Certificate in Medical Coding will be able to:

  1. Manage and collect patient health information
  2. Code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and billing
  3. Utilize medical coding software
  4. Analyze patient health records for documentation that meets accepted coding guidelines
  5. Query physicians for documentation clarification and interpretation
  6. Identify ethical, legal, and compliance issues as they relate to coding and reimbursement.

Why Charter Oak State College?

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  • Six (6) start dates
  • Expert Faculty