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Medical Coding & Health Information (AAS.HIMC)

This program will prepare students for management positions in Health Information. Students are instructed in medical ethics, coding, information technology, statistics, management, and medical reimbursement. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to sit for medical coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
CIS-160 Practical Software Application  
3.0
MCS-040 Health Info for Professionals  
3.0
BIO-050 Basic Anatomy & Physiology  
4.0
AHE-041 Medical Terminology  
3.0
AHE-044 Pathophysiology  
3.0
SFS-101 Strategies for Success  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 18.0
Second Semester
PNC-053 Basic Pharmacology I (Module 1)  
2.0
PNC-055 Basic Pharmacology II (Module 2)
1.0
MCS-050 Principles of CPT Coding  
3.0
MCS-055 Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding  
3.0
BUS-063 Medical Transcription (Module 1)
1.0
BUS-084 Adv Medical Transcription (Module 2)
1.0
AHE-055 Math for Meds  
2.0
ENG-095 Business English  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
MCS-065 Adv CPT Coding and Modifiers
3.0
MCS-070 Advanced ICD-10-CM Coding
3.0
MCS-068 Medical Management and Ethics
3.0
BUS-095 Fundamentals of Accounting  
3.0
MCS-056 Credentialing/Emerging Coding
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
MCS-091 Healthcare Statistics
3.0
MCS-092 Medical Records and the Law
3.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
MCS-060 Medical Ins Reimbursement  
3.0
BUS-141 Business Communications
3.0
MCS-075 Hospital-Med Coding Internship OR
MCS-085 Hospital Coding Cert Prep
1.0
MCS-080 Clinic-Med Coding Internship OR
MCS-090 Clinic Coding Cert Prep
1.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 66.00