Coding Specialist

Advanced Certificate option - Curriculum code: HLTH.CRT.C48

Completing this group of courses may satisfy requirements for a coding position in a non-acute health care setting. The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Program coordinator: Cynthia Smith, email clsmith@kcc.edu, 815.802.8835

This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

Coding Specialist (12 courses)

  •   BSNS 2311 - Successful Customer Service
  • * BIOL 1564   - Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
  •   COSC 1513 - Introduction to Information Processing
  • * HLTH 1312  - Medical Terminology
  • * HLTH 1343  - Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • * HLTH 1353  - Basic CPT Coding
  • * HLTH 1363  - Insurance Procedures
  •   HLTH 1372  - Ethical and Legal Issues
  • * HLTH 1492  - Coding Practicum
  • * HLTH 2123  - Pathophysiology for Health Careers
  • * HLTH 2144  - Pharmacology for Health Careers
  • * Math 1414   - Basic Algebra

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 34

*Course has prerequisite.

Coding Specialist Advanced Certificate — Suggested course sequence

Fall semester
* BIOL 1564 4 cr. hrs.
* COSC 1513 3 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 1312 2 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 1372 2 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1414 4 cr. hrs.

Spring semester
  BSNS 2311 1 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 1343 3 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 1353 3 cr. hrs.
  HLTH 1363 3 cr. hrs.

Fall semester
  HLTH 2144 4 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 1492 2 cr. hrs.
* HLTH 2123 3 cr. hrs.

Additional Program Information

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without disqualifying conviction and a negative drug screen.