Program Overview

Raritan Valley Community College offers a Health Information Technology—Medical Coding Certificate for students looking to acquire the skills to function as an entry-level medical coder. In this certificate program, students learn to determine appropriate medical codes, process coding information and maximize medical reimbursement. They also learn ethical and legal considerations, including confidentiality, and insurance fraud and abuse. With these skills, graduates are eligible to be employed in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, health clinics, physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, and state health departments.

The program is 34 credits and can be completed entirely online within one calendar year. Graduates of the program are able to select proper coding choices and maintain effective office management practices within medical office practice environments. Graduates also understand billing procedures and guidelines related to health insurance, claims processing, and third-party reimbursement. 

The program prepares students to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate. Students completing the certificate program can also easily continue on to complete the RVCC Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology, since the majority of the certificate courses are also included in the Associate degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Raritan Valley Community College is a public, two-year community college located in North Branch, New Jersey. The institution was originally founded in 1966 as Somerset County College. The college was renamed Raritan Valley Community College in 1987 when it became the official community college for two counties: Somerset and Hunterdon. The mission of RVCC is to be “ educational community that works to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.”

    RVCC offers associate's degree programs and certificates. Several programs can be completed entirely online.


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