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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Medical Coding Specialist

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Tonya Harbert, Program Director
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201H
(409) 984-6501

The medical coding degree provides a student with training in medical terminology, electronic health records, coding classification systems, and database management. 

Students entering this field should be detail-oriented and work well with numbers. Students will learn how to safely manage a patient's protected health information and methodically transfer medical record information into codes—both diagnostic and procedural. 

Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
POFM 1300 Basic Medical Coding 3
POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications 3
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
POFT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 3
Spring Semester
HITT 1303 Medical Terminology II 3
HITT 1313 Coding & Insurance 3
MDCA 1205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
ITSW 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
HITT 2330 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (lec) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (lab) 1
HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding 3
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
XXXX x3xx Socia/Behavioral Science 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
HITT 2245/
HITT 1266
Coding Certification Exam Review or
Practicum-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
HPRS 2331 General Health Professions Management 3
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Total 60
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