The Health Information Coding Specialist Certificate prepares the
student to apply medical coding classifications to health care encounters
using industry standards through both theory and practical (externship)
applications for the purpose of: meeting health care industry needs;
preparing students for appropriate certification exams; and providing
career ladder opportunities for health care workers. A career as a health
information coding specialist offers a unique opportunity to combine
an interest in health information, business, and computer information
science. Employment opportunities are available in long-term care,
ambulatory care, and acute care facilities; state and federal health
agencies; and private industry.
The Certificate of Achievement Health Information Coding Specialist Program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Education (CAHIM).
To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:
Note: AH 110, AH 124, and BIOL 100 or 102 must be taken prior to enrolling in the HIT program as part of the pre-enrollment process. Contact the Careers and Technology Division Office for more information.