Program Overview

The Certificate of Achievement in Medical Coding prepares students to apply correct International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for a wide variety of
clinical settings. Graduates will competently review and assign accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other
qualified health care providers. Program completers qualify to sit for industry recognized credentialing exams such as the Certified Coding Associate through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Medical coders are often employed by medical facilities, physicians' practices, hospitals and extending nursing facilities.

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Medical Assisting (CA) Requirements

Required Core Courses: Units
BCM. 200 Intro to MS Office Suite 2 units
MEDA 405 Introduction to Electronic Health Records and Information Systems 3 units
MEDA 410 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 units
MEDA 420 Medical Anatomy and Pathophysiology 3 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
MEDA 450 Introduction to CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Coding 2 units
MEDA 452 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding II 2 units
MEDA 455 Introduction to International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding 3 units
MEDA 457 International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding II 3 units
MEDA 458 Medical Coding Clerkship 2 units
MEDA 484 Medical Terminology 3 units
Plus a minimum of 2 units from the following: Units
MEDA 400 Patient and Health Care Concerns 3 units
MEDA 415 Law and Ethics for Allied Health Professionals 2 units
BUS. 115 Business Mathematics 3 units
BUS. 400 Business English 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
HSCI 100 General Health Science 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
Total Required Units: 30 - 33