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Certified Coding Associate Credential

Credit Available for Credentials Issued or Valid January 2018 through December 2022

  • 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

Dates Valid

January 2018 through December 2022

Credit Available for Credentials Issued or Valid January 2011 through December 2017

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

Dates Valid

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

Submit a Credential Credit Application to apply for the credit.

  • Charter Oak students: Log into the ACORN Student Portal and look in the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) section of Student Self Service for the form.
  • Non-Charter Oak students: Contact the PLA Office to request a Credential Credit Application.

 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