Division of Allied Health Sciences

Medical Coding Technology Certificate

Students may complete this program entirely at Kokomo.

Regulations that govern the payment of health service claims issued by various government entities, and also by third-party agencies, have created a sharp growth in the demand for qualified medical coders. Although most medical coding positions, at present, do not require associate or bachelor’s degrees in health information, this growth career field does require specialized training in areas that are related to insurance and health care in general. The Medical Coding Technology Certificate program has been developed to meet the need for quality education for individuals interested in pursuing this field. It combines an understanding of medical terminology and the disease process with ICD-10-CM and CPT medical coding principles and guidelines.  This certificate may be of interest to anyone in a health professions or nursing programs. 

Certificate Requirements – 24 credit hours




Basic Human Anatomy with Lab

ANAT-A 215


Basic Human Physiology with Lab

PHSL-P 215


Medical Terminology (online) 

AHLT-M 185


Introduction to Health Records

AHLT -M 101


Medical Coding I

AHLT-M 190


Medical Coding II

AHLT-M 191


Introduction to HIM and Reimbursement

AHLT-M 192


Total Credits to Earn Certificate


*Internship in Medical Coding (1-6 Cr.) - AHLT-M 285; 1-6 credits.  *Internship is optional after all curriculum course work has been completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  Students do not have to have an internship to complete the certificate or to be eligible for a medical coding testing certificate.  Students must earn at least 15/ 24 of the credits for this certificate at IU Kokomo.
All required course work must be completed with a "C" or higher grade. 

 All medical coding courses are available on-line with limited availability face-to-face.

Medical Coding Technology Courses—Kokomo

Note: The university reserves the right to cancel courses for insufficient enrollment.

P = pre-requisite R = recommended C = co-requisite * = lab fee

AHLT-M101 Introduction to Health Records (3 cr.) This course will focus on the role of the medical coding professionals as an essential part of the healthcare team. They serve the healthcare industry and the public by using best practices in managing healthcare information to support quality healthcare delivery.  Reliable healthcare information is critical to high-quality healthcare.  Enhancing individual patient care through timely and relevant information is one of the primary goals for the profession. This course is typically provided online

AHLT-M 285 Internship in Medical Coding (1-6 cr.)  Clinical assessment in systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating health related information; development of professional attitude for interacting with consumers and other professions in the health care industry.  (P. all courses for coding certificate must be completed prior to this internship)

AHLT-M 190 Coding I (3 cr.) The study of ICD-10-CM medical coding and classification principles and CPT coding principles, as used in acute ambulatory and long-term care facilities.  This course is typically provided online

AHLT-M 191 Coding II (3 cr.) Advanced principles of the ICD-10-CM classification system; optimization; DRG’s, sequencing, reimbursement; application of CPT medical coding principles in acute and ambulatory settings. This course is typically provided online

AHLT-M 192 Introduction to HIM and Reimbursement Methodologies (3 cr.) Introduction to health information management, health records, standards, regulations and content; overview of release of information principles, privacy and security; reimbursement methodologies including Medicare, third party payers, ambulatory settings and physician practices. This course is typically provided online.

AHLT-M 301 Electronic Medical Records Management (3 cr.) This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of electronic health records (EHR) management. This course outlines the essential documents/data content required for maintaining legal medical records using electronic and paper media.

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