PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills needed for employment as an advanced medical coder. The coursework for the advanced level will equip students to work in medical records and offer an opportunity for existing coders to further their management, supervisory, auditing, or alternative coding skills.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Advanced medical coders work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, insurance companies, and government agencies.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission and program-specific criteria
PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, students must meet with the program faculty for advising prior to enrollment. To be accepted into the Advanced Medical Coder program, students must have a professional certification from either the AHIMA (CCA or CCS) or AAPC (CPC).
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program must meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152 . Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which they will receive college credit for ITE 152 . Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam