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

Teacher and students at presentation.

Sheila Guillot, Business and Industrial Technology Department Chair
Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201B
(409) 984-6381
guillsr@lamarpa.edu

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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. 

AAS Medical Coding Specialist 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 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
Spring Semester
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HITT 1303 Medical Terminology II 3
HITT 1313 Coding & Insurance 3
MDCA 1305 Medical Law and Ethics 2
POFM 2310 Intermediate Medical Coding 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (lec) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (lab) 1
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding 3
XXXX x3xx Socia/Behavioral Science 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HITT 2245/
HITT 1266
Coding Certification Exam Review or
Practicum-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
2
HPRS 2331 General Health Professions Management 3
POFI 2350 Databases 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Total 60