2020-2021 Catalog- Active 
    Jul 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog- Active

Medical Coding Specialist, Certificate of Achievement

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Programs of Study


Program Code: CO520

JJC’s Medical Coding Specialist program prepares students for a career as a medical coder. Medical Coding Specialists’ code medical diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT and HCPCS Level II codes. The coded information is used for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, for population health statistics, medical research, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Medical Coding Specialist graduates can work for hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, billing companies, insurance companies and ambulatory care centers.

Upon completion of the Medical Coding Specialist program, students will possess the skills necessary for entry-level coding positions within the healthcare industry. Medical Coding Specialist graduates are encouraged to sit for the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association.

If you decide to continue your education and pursue the Health Information Management Technology A.A.S. degree at JJC, all courses completed with a final grade of “C or better” for the Medical Coding Specialist certificate will apply toward the A.A.S. degree.


Completion Guide

Click here for semester-by-semster guide and advisor contact information.

*This program has reduced hours from 37 to 30 effective 2020FL.  This change has been approved by the Illinois Community College Board, and is awaiting Higher Learning Commission approval and Department of Education approval.

Total Required Hours: 30 Semester Hours

Includes Online Courses

This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Programs of Study