SFCC offers the online Professional Certificate in Medical Coding. This certificate will prepare students for The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification exam to become a certified coder. Medical coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which health care providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system.
Sample of Program Courses:
- Introduction to Health Information Technology
- Human Disease and Conditions
- Health Care Technologies
- Human Anatomy with Lab
- Medical Terminology
This certificate program requires 33.5 credits for completion.
- High school diploma or GED
- Placement testing (ACT, Compass, or ACCUPLACER scores taken within the last 3 years may waive this requirement)
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission