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Medical Coding

Medical Coding is a two-semester certificate program designed to prepare students for employment as medical insurance specialist or as a medical coder in physician’s offices, hospital billing offices, outpatient departments and insurance companies. Students will develop an expertise in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT/HCPCS medical coding and medical billing procedures.  This program is an AHIMA approved coding curriculum that prepares students to sit for the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CSS®) Certification. Students are also eligible to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification

Medical coding specialists are in demand.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a shortage of more than 50,000 qualified HIM and HIT workers by 2015.  Americans will be using more and more healthcare services in coming decades.  New regulations are creating jobs for qualified medical coding specialists.

The Medical Coding program prepares graduates for employment as medical coding and billing specialists in healthcare including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Surgery centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Dental offices
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Insurance company


First Semester
BIOL 210
Human Anatomy OR
Human Anatomy Physiology
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MEDC 101 Medical Terminology 1
MEDC 150 Medical Insurance and Billing Practices 3
MEDC 201 Diagnostic Medical Coding* 3
MEDC 203 Procedural Medical Coding 3
  Semester Total 17
Second Semester
ALHL 110 Pharmacology 3
BUSN 112 Business Mathematics 3
MEDC 205 CPT/HCPCS Medical Coding* 3
MEDC 240 Advanced Medical Coding* 3
MEDC 250 Directed Practicum (160 hrs) 1
  Semester Total 13
*Denotes courses that are offered on the South Charleston, WV campus only.  


Program Assessment Plan and Assessment Report



Maggie McCabe, BS, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P
Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator
Medical Coding

2001 Union Carbide Dr
South Charleston, WV 25303
[email protected]
Phone: 304.205.6632