This program prepares students for employment in hospitals, ambulatory centers, visiting nursing associations, insurance companies, physician offices, and many other health organizations as a medical coder/billing specialist. After several years of work experience, the student may also work from home as an independent medical biller/coder.
Students must achieve a minimum “C” (73%) or better in every MEDC course. The student who is unable to meet the minimum requirement will be withdrawn from the program.
Students will also be prepared to take the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This examination is required by many employers for entry-level coding positions.
Program prerequisites include (1) placement in college-level reading, Algebra 1, and college-level English; (2) completion of Medical Terminology (MAST-101 ); and (3) familiarity with the operation of computers.
- Student must place in college level reading.
- Student must place in ALGB-087 .
- Student must complete Medical Terminology (MAST-101 ).
- Student must place in ENG-101 .
- Student must be familiar with operating computers (or take CMPA-098 or CMPA-100 ).
Programmatic Technical Standard (PDF)
Upon the successful completion of the requirements of this program, an Associate in Science in Office Information Technologies from STCC will be awarded.