Medical Coding

This certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of areas that require coding expertise. This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).   Apply & Register Program Details

This certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of areas that require coding expertise. This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Academic Certificates

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-103 Human Biology1 3
CIS-105 Computer Literacy 3
HIT-101 Introduction to Health Information 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
    15
Second Semester
HIT-115 Healthcare Reimbursement2 3
HIT-130 Introduction to Ambultory Coding3 3
HIT-134 Basic Pathophysiology4 3
HIT-140 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding I5 3
    12
Code Course Credits
Third Semester
HIT-132 Basic Pharmacology6 3
HIT-135 Medical Coding Internship7 2
HIT-215 Advanced Ambulatory Coding8 3
HIT-240 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding II9 4
    12
  Total Minimum Credits 39
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisites: HIT-101, HIT-120, BIO-103 or BIO-117 or BIO-211
3 Prerequisites: HIT-101, HIT-120, and BIO-103 or BIO-117 and BIO-118 or BIO-211 and BIO-212
4 Prerequisites: HIT-120, BIO-103 or BIO-117 or BIO-211
5 Prerequisites: HIT-101, HIT-120, and BIO-103 or BIO-117 and BIO-118 or BIO-211 and BIO-212
6 Prerequisites: HIT-120 and BIO-103 or BIO-117 or BIO-211
7 Prerequisites: HIT-115, HIT-130, HIT-134 and HIT-140; Permission of Program Director required prior to registering for this course.
8 Prerequisite: HIT-130, HIT-132 and HIT-134
9 Prerequisites: HIT-132, HIT-134, and HIT-140

NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to: Assign, analyze and validate coding and coding data for accuracy and compliance with federal coding guidelines.

Program Information

The Medical Coding certificate program can be completed online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Physician’s office
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Private billing organizations
  • Insurance companies

Contact Person

Linda Mesko, MS, RHIA, Director
(856) 968-1331
email: lmesko@camdencc.edu

Accreditation and Approval

The Medical Coding Certificate Program at Camden County College is approved by the Professional Certificate Approval Programs (PCAP). Affiliation with PCAP ensures that our coding students receive a strong balanced coding education. Affiliation distinguishes our coding certificate program as one that meets the rigorous standards of the AHIMA national model curriculum and has been evaluated for compliance for faculty qualifications and program standards of the PCAP. (Formerly the Approved Coding Certificate Program ACCP).

For more information go to: www.ahima.org/careers. AHIMA can be reached at www.ahima.org or at 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100.

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Additional information

CIP Code

51.0707

Program Code

MDC.CT