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Coding Specialist

Advanced Certificate - 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, or phone 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.

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.