(37 credit hours)
The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of healthcare settings as entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coding clerks, or medical coder/billers (Industry Title).
The content includes, but is not limited to, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease process including pharmacology, healthcare delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills.
Upon completion of the curriculum, the student may apply to sit for the certification exam, Certified Coding Associate, CCA.
To be officially considered for this program a student must:
- be a high school graduate or have a GED,
- complete a Florida Gateway College application,
- complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) with a score of math 9, language 11, reading 11 by the end of the program.
The following is a suggested sequence of courses: