Medical Coding Specialist

Program Summary


This one-year curriculum is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in a variety of health-related facilities as a medical coding specialist.

Graduates of the Medical Coding Specialist program are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding and Billing Specialist certification exam administered by the National Healthcare Association. Successful completion of the exam confers the title of Certified Coding and Billing Specialist (CBCS). Shawnee Community College is an approved testing site for the CBCS exam which is given two times a year (March and August).

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Program Guide


Medical Coding Specialist (HIT 2224)
 

Courses


FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
COM 111Business Computer Systems4
HIT 100Medical Terminology3
HIT 101Introduction to Health Information Technology3
HIT 109Introduction to Coding2
IMS 121Beginning Keyboarding3
TOTAL HOURS15
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
BIO 212Anatomy and Physiology3
HIT 104Advanced Medical Terminology3
HIT 106Principles of Insurance3
HIT 107Medical Office Procedures4
HIT 111Professionalism in the Medical Office1
HIT 209Advanced Physician Coding4
TOTAL HOURS18

 

Contacts


Admissions and Advising

618-634-3200
Toll Free 1-800-481-2242
admissions@shawneecc.edu

Kayla Sauerbrunn

Division Chair
618-634-3217
kaylas@shawneecc.edu