Medical Coding

Technical Certificate of Credit

Interested in applying to our Medical Coding Program? Complete a JSCC college application in 5-minutes or less. Once accepted and you have been provided your netlogon credentials, you can complete the JSCC Medical Coding Program Application.

Deadline to complete the Medical Coding Program Application for the Fall semester is May 31, 2023.

Tuition-Assistance is available through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Delta Region Rural Health Workforce Training Program (click for more information).

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Chrystal Taylor
(731) 424-3520 ext 50330
ctaylor21@jscc.edu

Certificate 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 Professional Coder (CPC) examination given by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Admissions Requirements

The Medical Coding Program has specific admission requirements because of its limited enrollment. Students seeking admission to the Medical Coding Program must submit a separate application for admission to Jackson State Community College and for admission to the program.

Students 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).

The online application to the Medical Coding Program must be submitted by the May 31st deadline. Application for admission to the Medical Coding Program is considered for one application period only. 

Various courses are offered in a hybrid format meaning that the course will be delivered online (through eLearn) and through virtual class meetings such as TEAMS or ZOOM. Access to the Internet is necessary to participate in on-line activities. High-speed connection is strongly recommended. 

The online application process for the 2023 Medical Coding Program can be found here:   JSCC Medical Coding Program Application

Please note:  You must complete a JSCC college application and be accepted to JSCC and have a netlogon in order to access the online Medical Coding program application.

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.