Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Coding Core for the Health Care Professional: CA (SLTC)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 280 clock hours

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Program Description
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.

Career Opportunities
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.

Program Requirements

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]

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