Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Medical Coding Specialist

Teacher and students at presentation.

Sheila Guillot
Chair Business & Technology
Madison Monroe Education Building, Office 147 A
(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 Degree
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/Behaviorall 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