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Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.Gainful Employment Information
(Level I Certificate)
- 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.MEDOFC.CODER.19
The Medical Coder Certificate is a 32-credit hour award that provides training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, legal and ethical standards in health care as well coding and insurance procedures.
- Upon award completion, students will have the technical skills needed to enter the healthcare market as an entry-level medical coder/biller in a variety of health care settings.
- The curriculum provides a foundation for students to prepare and complete the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
|POFI 1301||Computer Applications I||3|
|MDCA 1313||Medical Terminology||3|
|MDCA 1409||Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants||4|
|HITT 1301||Health Data Content and Structure||3|
|HITT 2371||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||3|
|HITT 1341||Coding and Classification Systems||3|
|HITT 1311||Health Information Systems||3|
|HITT 1253||Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information||2|
|HITT 1342||Ambulatory Coding||3|
|HITT 2335||Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies||3|
|HITT 2246||Advanced Medical Coding||2|
|Minimum Hours Required||32|
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.