2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Medical Front Office
Degree Plan: Medical Front Office Medical Coder Certificate


Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • 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.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
MDCA 1409 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4
10

SEMESTER I

HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HITT 2371 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 3
9

SEMESTER II

HITT 1311 Health Information Systems 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 2
HITT 1342 Ambulatory Coding 3
8

SEMESTER III

HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2245 Coding Certification Exam Review 2
5
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.


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