Level I Certificate

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 specialist certificate 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. 

Certificate in Medical Coding
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
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
Total 27