School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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

  • AHLT-M 101 Introduction to Health Records (3 cr.)
  • AHLT-M 185 Medical Terminology (online)(2 cr.)
  • AHLT-M 190 Medical Coding I (3 cr.)
  • AHLT-M 191 Medical Coding II (3 cr.)
  • AHLT-M 192 Introduction to HIM and Reimbursement (3 cr.)
  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy with Lab (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology with Lab (5 cr.)

*Internship in Medical Coding (1-6 cr.) - AHLT-M 285;
*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.



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