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Certificate in Medical Coding

Degree At A Glance:

Number of Credits 27
Cost Per Credit $ 118
Total Tuition $ 3,186

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Medical coders review patient medical (health) records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. To perform this task, they must possess expertise in the International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology Coding Systems. This certification program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical coder, and eligibility to take the national credentialing exam for CCA (certified coding associate).

The student must complete any reading and English learning support area requirements and be admitted to the coding program before taking any HITE courses. A GPA of 2.5 is required to enter this certificate program, and the student must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all HITE classes.

Graduates of the Medical Coding Certificate Program are eligible to sit for the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) examination, a nationally recognized credential sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 223 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809, http://wwwahima.org. Having this credential shows prospective employers that the student has specific entry-level coding skills and pride in accomplishment.

Program Code: 0563

Program Contact Information
Program Advisor Misty Neal   (229) 500-2244
Online Specialist Distance Learning Schedule Now with Distance Learning 229-500-2907

Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.

BIOL 2411k, BIOL 2412k, BUSA 2201, ALHE 1120

Course Listing for Pre-Requisites
Course Title Credits
ALHE 1120 Medical Terminology 2 hours
BIOL 2411K Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2412K Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
BUSA 2101 Survey of Computer Applications 3 hours
Course Listing for First Year - Fall Semester
Course Title Credits
HITE 2100 Health Record Content and Structure 3 hours
HITE 2400 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3 hours
Course Listing for First Year - Spring Semester
Course Title Credits
HITE 2150 Coding I 3 hours
Course Listing for First Year - Summer Semester
Course Title Credits
HITE 2160 Coding II 2 hours
Course Listing for Second Year - Fall Semester
Course Title Credits
HITE 2170 Advance Coding and Reimbursement 4 hours

The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the college that’s right for you.

Table of Completion Rates
Tuition and Fees Information Table
Tuition & Fees as of July 30, 2018
Tuition $3,186
Institutional Fee $225 / per semester
Technology Fee $65 / per semester

For more information on jobs related to this program, please click on the below links to the O*NET website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Table of related jobs to this degree/program
31-9092.00 Medical Assistants
29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-9094.00 Medical Transcriptionists

This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.

Total Credits (27 Hours)