Medical Coding Certificate

The Certificate in Medical Coding is designed for students who are interested in the profession of medical coding and wish to earn a medical coding credential from AHIMA or the AAPC.

Charter Oak State College’s online Certificate in Medical Coding equips students with the health care knowledge and skills needed to analyze and code patient data and improve reimbursement and data in today’s health care environments. Knowledge of the electronic management of sensitive patient health information and health care organization revenue cycle management is critical for success in the health care field today.

Our program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive coding curriculum that includes a medical science foundation, and is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information. This is a 21 credit certificate.

Certificate Core Requirements

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
BIO 212Anatomy & Physiology3
BIO 215Pathophysiology3
HCA 105Medical Terminology3
HIM 115Principles of Health Information Management3
HIM 205Reimbursement Methodologies3
HIM 210Medical Coding and Billing I3
HIM 211Medical Coding and Billing II3

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a Certificate in Medical Coding will be able to:

  1. Manage and collect patient health information
  2. Code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and billing
  3. Utilize medical coding software
  4. Analyze patient health records for documentation that meets accepted coding guidelines
  5. Query physicians for documentation clarification and interpretation
  6. Identify ethical, legal, and compliance issues as they relate to coding and reimbursement.

Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.

Apply Online

To register for courses, use our Course Search and search under departments "Biology," "Health Care Administration," and "Health Information Management."