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.16
The Medical Coder Certificate provides training in medical terminology, coding, billing, and insurance procedures. Entry-level employment opportunities that require a comprehensive knowledge of ICD and CPT codes are offered at medical offices, research facilities, health insurance companies, billing agencies, and allied health facilities. This award also provides a foundation to prepare for the national certification exams.
The Medical Coder Certificate prepares the student to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam offered by American Association 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 2245||Coding Certification Exam Review||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.