Length: Two Semester Program
Purpose: The health care industry has the need for trained individuals who can provide the necessary skills for medical coding. This course is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a medical coder. This objective is fulfilled through study and application by coding medical records using a variety of nomenclatures and classification systems.
Admission Requirements: The student in Medical Coding must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Students should be proficient in reading, writing, and English skills. The student in Medical Coding must abide by all community college policies as well as hospital policies while enrolled in the program.
Criminal Background Checks/Drug Testing:
Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required for entrance into some clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Clinical agencies may require drug testing prior to placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Cost for criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student.
Program Requirements: A final grade of "C" or better is required for all courses in the program. Students receiving less than a "C" in the first semester for any course(s), must take the course(s) over prior to continuation into the second semester. A grade less than a "C" in any second semester course must be repeated prior to receiving the certificate.
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology||3||0||3|
|BIO 145*||Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences*||4||3||5|
|HLT 140||Intro. to Health Related Careers||2||0||2|
|ENG 101||Practical Writing I or|
|ENG 111||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|HIT 253||Health Records Coding||4||0||4|
|HLT 144||Medical Terminology II||3||0||3|
|HIT 254||Advanced Coding & Reimburse.||3||0||3|
|ITE 102**||Computers and Info. Systems||2||0||2|
Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Medical Coding
* BIO 141-142 may be substituted for BIO 145.
** Students may check with Health Technology faculty for substitution.
|Career Studies Certificate: Medical Coding||Program code: 221-152-02|
|CIP Code [51.0907 Used with FA – Code Not Related in 2010 Edition to this Occupation]||51.0707 Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician|
|SOC Code /O*NET Link
||29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians/ http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00|
|Number of Students Completing Program*||3|
|Number of Students Completing Program within Normal Time*||0|
|In-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 3,150|
|Out-of-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 7,953|
|30 Mile Radius **||$ 3,538|
|Contract **||$ 5,038|
|Books, Supplies, Other Costs***||$658|
|Number of Students Completing Program with any Student Loan Debt*||0|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Private Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Institutional Loan Debt||$0|
|Job Placement Rate for Program Completers****||66%|
* Number of students completing program between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
** Total tuition and fees are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
*** Total books, supplies and other costs are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
**** All students who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 are included in this calculation. This job placement rate looks only at jobs that were in the field of study. Positions that recent completers were hired for include: Medical Coding. This rate is based on program completers who were employed within 180 days of completion. Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) data were used to identify employed students. VEC data does not include federal employment, military employment or employers from other states