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Health Information Tech Coding Specialist, Certificate of Completion

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Health Information Technology
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The Coding Specialist certificate prepares students to work as health information coding specialists in hospitals, health agencies, medical clinics and other health care settings that submit billing for reimbursement. Job opportunities are plentiful for coding specialists, who may also apply these courses to McLennan's two-year Health Information Technology A.A.S. degree.

A student has three years to complete the curriculum after official enrollment in the first coding specialist certificate course.

No more than one program (HITT) course may be repeated only once during the three year time period. Failure of two program (HITT) courses or failure of one course twice will render the student ineligible to re-enroll in the program until the three year time has lapsed.


Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 in the full program curriculum to progress in the program.

To be considered for credit HITT, computer, HRPS, Anatomy and Physiology and other courses to be transferred in must be taken within five years.

Course offerings vary semester to semester.

NOTE: This certificate is available completely online. Ask your advisor or visit\online for more details.

Marketable Skills

1. Evaluate the revenue cycle management processes.

2. Assess ethical standards of practice. 3. Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodology.

Semester I

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
HITT 1205 Medical Terminology I 2 hours
6 hours

Semester II

HITT 1301 Health Data Content & Structure 3 hours
HITT 1441 Coding and Classification Systems 4 hours
HITT 1311 Health Information Systems 3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
13 hours

Semester III

HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery System 3 hours
HITT 2335 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies 3 hours
HITT 1213 Coding & Insurance 2 hours
HITT 2430 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 4 hours
HITT 2145 Coding Certification Exam Review 1 hours
13 hours
Total hours:32 hours