Medical Coding

Technical Certificate of Credit

Chrystal Taylor
(731) 424-3520 ext 50330

Program and Career Description

The Medical Coding Certificate Program is designed for students pursuing an entry position in medical coding.  This career includes compiling, processing and maintaining medical records of hospitals and clinics in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of the health care system.  After completion of this certificate program students are eligible to take the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) examination given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Admissions Requirements

  • Be admitted to the college. 
  • Must have completed credit in college level courses OR have ACT minimum subscores: Reading 19, English 18, Math 19 OR acceptable placement test scores OR have successfully completed all learning support competencies (if applicable).

Program Requirements

Course Title
HIMT 1306 Medical Insurance Billing
HIMT 1303 Basic ICD Coding I
HIMT 2302 Basic ICD Coding II
HIMT 2301 CPT Coding
ADMN 2304 Introduction to Electronic Health Records
HIMT 1401 Disease Processes
ALHS 2314 Medical Law and Ethics

Sample Schedule

First Semester
Number Course Name Credits
HIMT 1401 Disease Processes 3
ALHS 2314 Medical Law and Ethics 3
HIMT 1303 Basic ICD Coding I   3
HIMT 2303 Basic ICD Coding II 3
Second Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ADMN 2304 Intro to Electronic Health Records 3
HIMT 2301 CPT Coding 3
HIMT 1306 Medical Insurance Billing 3

Projected Income

Estimated Salary Range
Career Experienced Salary Range
Medical Coder $35,730

Salaries are not guaranteed. Data provided by local employment data.

Accreditation Information

Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.