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Degree Plans - Health Information Management - Medical Record Coder Certificate (Archived)

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(Level I Certificate)

Mountain View

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.HIMT.CODING.06

A Medical Records Coding Specialist assigns and sequences diseases and procedures with set classification standards and codes (ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCFA). Responsibilities include the abstracting of medical information from outpatient and inpatient commercial, day surgery, emergency room, clinic and gastroenterology, medical records for statistical research and study purposes, and audits of unbilled accounts reports. The skills required for successful performance of this job include a working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, the disease process, organization and communication skills. This certificate program provides a number of external learning experiences and culminates with a capstone experience.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
HIGHER (3-4)
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HITT 1401 Health Data Content and Structure 4


HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HITT 1203 Medical Terminology II 2
MDCA 1302 Human Disease/Pathophysiology 3
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4


HITT 1249 Pharmacology 2
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2246 Advanced Medical Coding 2


HITT 1161 Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1
HITT 2145 Coding Certification Exam Review 1
Minimum Hours Required 41-42

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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