Dec 09, 2023
Certificate of Achievement | 280 clock hours
Academic and Career Advising
The Coding Core for the Health Care Professional Certificate prepares people currently working in the health care industry to become a national certified medical coder. The program will cover ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS courses in preparation for the AAPC and/or AHIMA national certification exams.
For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):
- 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- 43-3021.02 Billing Cost and Rate Clerk
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: https://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.
Other: $90.00 Student Membership and $300.00 AAPC National Exam when using a student
price code. (Subject to change). Not included in tuition or school fees.
NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.
Program Entry Requirements
Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:
- Reading: 10.0
- Math: 8.0
- Total Language: 10.0
- Experience working in a Healthcare related filed.
Required Courses (280 clock hours)
Time to Completion
Time to completion is 2 blocks based on a full-time minimum of 16 hours per week. Less than 15 hours per week will increase time to completion.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes in brackets.
- Define medical terminology specific to the coding process. [1,2,4,7]
- Understand the origin of Medical Terms. Understand Prefix, Suffix and Root portions of medical terms. [1,2,4,7]
- Identify structure of body parts, how structures relate to one another, and body systems and their functions. [1,2,4,7]
- Knowledge of ICD-10. [1,2,4,7,8]
- Knowledge of HCPCS. [1,2,4,7,8]
- Knowledge of entry level Outpatient Medical Coding. [1,2,4,7,8]
- Demonstrate correct coding of cases. [1,2,4,7,8]
- Demonstrate how to identify important elements of cases. [1,2,4,7,8]