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Certified Coding Associate Credential

Credit Recommendations

  • BIO 130 - Human Biology: 4 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 212 - Anatomy & Physiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • BIO 215 - Pathophysiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HCA 105 - Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 - Medical Coding and Billing 1: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 211 - Medical Coding and Billing 2: CPT: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Health Record Content: 1 credit, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2018 through December 2022

Credit Recommendations

  • HCA 105 - Medical Terminology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • HIM 210 - Medical Coding & Billing I: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2011 through December 2017

Issuing Agency

American Health Information Management Association

About the Credential

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination is a national credential obtained from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA is a prestigious professional organization known for its rigorous standards and excellence within the medical coding and health information management industry. Individuals who apply to register and sit for the CCA examination demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in the field of health information management principles in both theory and application.

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit. 

 About the 2014 Review

The 2014 review with effective dates of January 2011 through December 2017 was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities