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
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology 4
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 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
XXXX x3xx Socia/Behavioral Science 3
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2346 Advanced Medical Coding 3
MDCA 1321 Administrative Procedures 3
Spring Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
HITT 2245/
HITT 1280
Coding Certification Exam Review or
Cooperative Education-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
3
POFI 2350 Databases 3
POFM 2333 Medical Document Production 3
Total 60