Medical Coding/Transcriptionist Certificate

HEGIS: 5005

SUNY CODE: 0062

The Medical Coding/Transcriptionist program offers the opportunity for students to gain knowledge that may lead to either a position in medical coding or medical transcription. In some doctors’ offices, medical coders may also be working as medical assistants. While this curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to allow them to perform the basic procedures for medical coding as well as medical transcription, they are also required to take courses that will assist them with becoming well-rounded employees.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of medical coding (ICD-9 and CPT codes); and
  • prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of medical transcription.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • exhibit basic mastery of diagnostic and procedural codes which include ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS codes; and
  • exhibit basic mastery of transcription skills incorporating medical terminology and the appropriate formatting for various medical reports.

Career Opportunities:

This program affords students the ability to gain the competencies needed to successfully acquire and maintain employment as a coder or transcriptionist. Coders may be found working in the back office of any health-care center as well as private centers such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and government agencies. Medical Transcriptionists may be found working in hospitals and physicians’ offices. After acquiring the certificate and gaining experience in an office-related setting, positions in both of these fields may also become home-based.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EM 102Report Writing/Healthcare Prof

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 113Keyboarding w/Document Proc

2

SC 118Fund of Human Anatomy & Phys

3

MT 111Medical Coding I

3

MT 115Medical Terminology

3

Total Credit Hours:15

2nd Semester

BU Elective

3

HM Elective

3

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

MT 116Medical Transcription

3

MT 112Medical Coding II

3

BU Elective

Recommended, select one:

BU 111Bus Organization & Management

3

BU 112Business Communications

3

BU 121Business Law I

3

BU 148Digital Commerce

3

BU 221Public Relations

3

BU 225Customer Service Mgmt

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 30

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8240.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu