Why Choose This Program
The online Medical Coding Diploma prepares students for in-demand careers in medical coding, billing, and reimbursement. Students will learn inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines, business office practices, privacy regulations, how to navigate through an electronic health record, and other medical office procedures. Graduates are able to increase their hire-ability by taking the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through AHIMA upon graduation.
This program is 100% online.
Graduates of the Medical Coding program work with physicians and other medical support staff at hospitals, medical offices, and insurance companies, and other medical practices such as pharmacies, nursing homes, eye clinics, dental offices, and chiropractors. Many locations allow coders to work from home after meeting quality and productivity standards.
Potential Professional Titles:
- Inpatient medical coder
- Physician service coder
- Coding director
- Coding quality auditor
- Medical billing specialist
- Claims analyst
Lynn Zormeier, Medical Coding Instructor
Degree Specific Program Requirements: All students in this program must have reliable high-speed internet access. Students who earn a grade of "C" or better in all technical courses will have satisfied the program requirements for the diploma.
Because this program is online, students are required to have a quality PC (not Mac) laptop or desktop computer, scanner and printer (or access to a scanner and printer) with consistent high speed internet connection. Students will be required to connect to online software applications, download various software programs and lecture videos, upload documents and photos, and access the internet for assignment submissions prior to the due dates. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Desire To Learn (D2L) on a regular basis. Students are expected to use resources at SCTCC's IT department, the software vendors and their internet company to assist with troubleshoot technical issues to ensure assignments are submitted in a timely manner.