Medical Coding


2013-2014 academic year

You can earn a medical coding diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 35 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 29 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1095 Medical Terminology
Learning the meaning, spelling, and usage of Latin and Greek language elements as word parts, enabling the student to interpret and understand complex medical terms.
NURS 1220 Structure and Function of the Human Body
Provides fundamental knowledge of the normal structure and functions of the cell, tissues, organs, organ systems and interrelationship among those systems.
NURS 1400 Disease Conditions
This course provides basic information about common medical conditions. The text focuses on human diseases that are frequently first diagnosed or treated in the medical office setting. Each entry considers what the disease is, how the health care provider might diagnose and treat the disease and the likely consequences of the disease for the person experiencing it.
OFFT 1420 Intermediate Keyboarding
Stresses improvement of manipulative skill, keyboarding rate, and accuracy. Format and produce academic, business and personal documents using word processing software in mailable format. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, following instructions and keying documents from various copy. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments. Must be able to type thirty gross words a minute.
OFFT 1710 Introduction to Anatomy
Designed to give students knowledge and understanding of the body systems. Provides a conceptual framework and foundation for further study.
OFFT 1740 Advanced Medical Terminology
This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of medical terminology. It is organized according to body systems. Each chapter begins with structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to the specialties, pathology, and diagnostic and treatment procedures that follow.
OFFT 1860 Medical Office Practicum
Provides examples, explanations, and illustrations of medical material, situations, and work in the medical office with realistic experience in basic medical transcription skills and in transcribing typical medical office forms. Provides a basic understanding of health insurance and insurance forms.
OFFT 2010 ICD Coding
International Classification of Diseases is a statistical classification system to categorize diseases and injuries for insurance claims. Every medical record coder must understand the basic principles behind a disease classification system in order to code effectively and appropriately.
OFFT 2020 CPT Coding
Facilities may use CPT, Current Procedural Terminology, for coding some outpatient services. Insurers pay doctors on a fee for service basis. Procedure codes are quick abbreviations for medical services.
BSAD 2540 Principles of Management
Introduction to management theory and practice for supervisors of employees or managers of organizations. Topics include the functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and supervising along with new and rapidly developing areas of management.

Required General Education Courses

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.

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