Certificate of Medical Coding

Albany State University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 27
Per Credit Hour Cost $95.00

Program Description

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 undergraduate certificate 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).

Admissions Information

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 ā€œCā€ or better in all HITE classes.