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The Associate in Applied Science – Medical Coding degree is designed to prepare students to work in the medical field as coders in a variety of healthcare settings. Recipients of this degree will have the skills and knowledge necessary to use, analyze, and assign the proper codes to medical procedures and diagnoses for the purposes of billing and insurance. Medical coders are essential members of the healthcare field who monitor costs and ensure patient care satisfaction.
This A.A.S. degree requires 65 semester credit hours and is designed to prepare students to take the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam administered by AHIMA. The entire program is fully online except HS 225 Health Care Coding Practicum. The practicum involves going to an approved facility for additional training and tasks. The degree can be completed in two years with full-time enrollment.