Medical Coding

Technical Certificate of Credit

Chrystal Taylor
(731) 424-3520 ext 50330

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

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).

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

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. 

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.

Medical Coding Grant

The Medical Coding Program was recently awarded a grant through Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Delta Region Rural Health Workforce Training Program (click for more information). If you are interested in applying for grant funds, once accepted to JSCC and you have been provided your netlogon credentials, you can complete the JSCC Medical Coding Grant Application.

Deadline to complete the Medical Coding Grant Application for the Fall semester is April 30th 2024. Application for grant funds is considered for one application period only; if you applied last year, you must apply again this year.

If you do not think you would qualify for the grant but are still interested in Medical Coding, please contact Chrystal Taylor for assistance.

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