This program is designed to prepare students for employment in various health care settings. The student may be employed as an entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coder clerk, or medical coder and biller or as medical records and health information technicians.
The student will learn anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, fundamentals of disease process and its relation to the human body. The student will learn how to use the ICD and CPT coding systems (manual and automated), health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills.
Entrance Requirements: Student must be 18 years of age, submit application, attend orientation and interview to determine eligibility. Submit a High School Diploma or GED or TABE test score of 10 or better.
Fundamentals of Allied Health Occupations.
(Includes 4 hours of HIV/AIDS)
Fundamentals of Body Structures and Functions
Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Care
Introduction to Microcomputers
Medical Office Procedures
Introduction to Coding and Billing
Essentials of Health Career Success
Fundamentals of Disease Process
Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals
Coding and Billing I
Coding and Billing II
Coding and Billing III
Total Clock Hours: 1000
Registration Fee: $250.00 (non-refundable, applicable to total cost)
Additional Fees: Books and supplies approximately: $450.00
Total Cost: $4,000