Certificate (Certificate Program) - 27 Credit Hours
The mission of the Medical Coder Certificate program is to provide knowledge, skills, and professional attitude for an entry-level medical coder position in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, skilled-care facilities, insurance companies, billing offices, and governmental agencies.
Admission to the Program:
Admission criteria for this program include: (1) high school graduate or equivalent; (2) one year of high school biology with a "C" or better; (3) ACT composite score of 14 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989) or 17 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later); (4) at least a "C" average in 9 or more semester hours of approved courses taken at ICC if not initially admissible to the program; (5) placement score into READ 115.
High school recommendations: 3 years English and 2 years typing
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
|Required Program Courses|
|BIOL 205||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *||4|
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II *||4|
|HEOCC 112||INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY ****||2|
|HEOCC 200||DISEASE PROCESSES IN MAN ****||3|
|HEOCC 220||LEGAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE||1|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ****||2|
|MEDO 112||MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS **||1|
|MEDO 115||INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING||3|
|MEDO 117||INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING||2|
|MEDO 118||CODING INTERNSHIP ***||2|
|MEDO 120||INTERMEDIATE ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING||3|
* BIOL 205 and 206 must be completed within 5 years of admission into the program
** Or a department-approved computer course.
*** Arranged by the program coordinator upon completion of all program courses.
**** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.
To remain in and graduate from program, students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all coursework.
Students are eligible to take the entry-level examination for certification as a medical coder given by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) upon completion of program.
Upon acceptance into the program, physical exam, criminal background check, drug screening and immunizations are required.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department
(309) 999-4600Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:
% of students who graduated in 2013 is suppressed to protect the privacy of our graduates.
Median Loan Debt: This information is suppressed to protect the privacy of our graduates.
Full Time Employed: 60%
Possible Occupations: First-Line Supervisors, Administrative Support, First-Line Supervisors, Customer Service, Medical Assistants, First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office & Administrative Support Workers.