Curriculum and Requirements
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as coders, medical record coders, coding technicians, coding clerks or coder specialists. The program includes instruction in medical terminology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease, pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities and employability skills.
Program Code: ATD-COD
The following courses must be taken in the order shown:
- HIM 0009 - Introduction to Health Information Technology 3 tech. cr.
- HSC 0530 - Medical Language 3 tech. cr.
- OTA 0101 - Keyboarding I 2 tech. cr.
- HIM 0450 - Fundamentals of Body Structures and Functions 2 tech. cr.
- CTS 0050 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3 tech. cr.
- HIM 0280 - Coding for Medical Records I 4.5 tech. cr.
- HIM 0434 - Fundamentals of Disease Processes 2 tech. cr.
- HIM 0440 - Pharmacology for Health Professionals 2 tech. cr.
- SLS 0341 - Essentials of Health Career Success 2 tech. cr.
- OTA 0609A - Medical Office Procedures 3 tech. cr.
- HIM 0281 - Coding for Medical Records II 4.83 tech. cr.
- HIM 0274 - Health Insurance Coding and Reimbursement 2 tech. cr.
Total Technical Credits: 33.33
Special Program Requirements:
An approved 4-hour AIDS seminar, PHSC course NCH 0001, is a program requirement.
CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.
A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in each program course to receive an Applied Technology Diploma.
HIM 0281 and HIM 0274 are the final courses in the program and may only be taken after all other program courses have been successfully completed.
This program requires submission of valid TABE scores.