Medical Coding Specialist Curriculum

Diploma

This curriculum is accurate for 2013-2014 fall starts. Go here for 2012-2013.

Starting fall 2014 there will be major curriculum changes in this program. See the 2014-2015 curriculum.

SEM TERM COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE CREDITS CLASS HOURS
PER WEEK
1 Fall BIOL1417 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 5
1 Fall ITEC1440 Beginning Personal Computer I 2 2
1 Fall MEDS1605 Electronic Health Records 3 3
1 Fall MEDS1620 Medical Terminology 3 4
1 Fall MEDS2601 Introduction to Health Information 3 4
      Semester Total 15 18
2 Spr BIOL1419 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 5
2 Spr MEDS1610 Pharmacology & Lab 2 2
2 Spr MEDS1623 Medical Reception 2 3
2 Spr MEDS1628 Applied Medical Terminology 4 5
      Semester Total 12 15
3 Fall COMM1439 Job Seeking/Keeping Skills 1 1
3 Fall MEDS1608 Basic Pathology 3 4
3 Fall MEDS1626 Introduction to ICD Coding 2 3
3 Fall MEDS1633 Introduction to CPT 2 3
3 Fall MEDS2609 Health Care Systems and Practices 2 3
      Semester Total 10 14
4 Spr MEDS1641 Intermediate CPT 3 3
4 Spr MEDS1643 Intermediate ICD Coding 3 3
4 Spr MEDS2605 Medicolegal & Reimbursement Issues 4 4
      Semester Total 10 10
5 Sum MEDS2704 Internship 3 9
      Semester Total 3 9
      Program Total 50 66

Note: AAS degrees must have Gen. Ed. courses from three goal areas and AS degrees from six goal areas of the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Visit with advisor or refer to Degree Audit Report for elective options.

This course sequence is an example.