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The Medical Coding Program is a two-semester certificate program designed to prepare individuals to understand coding principles, guidelines, medical terminology and regulatory changes for coding. The program is designed to offer a wide variety of learning experiences including classroom lecture and computerized coding software.
Numerous career opportunities exist in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, home health agencies and other healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Admission, Retention, and Graduation Requirements
Any student desiring to pursue a technical certificate in Medical Coding must:
- All students admitted into the Medical Coding Technical Certificate program will meet the same criteria as established for any technical certificate program offered by Walters State Community College. Primary among these criteria is graduation from high school or a passing score on the GED assessment.
- Indicate Medical Coding as the desired major on WSCC Application form.
- Each student enrolled in the Medical Coding Technical Certificate program will be monitored, advised, and counseled. Students grades will be evaluated at the end of each semester by the director of the Medical Coding Technical Certificate Program. A student must maintain the following standards or be dismissed from the program: (a) a grade of “C” or better in each course; (b) complete the designated prerequisite/corequisite courses.
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