Additional financial assistance might be available for G3 programs. Please contact your advisor or counselor for more information.
Minimum credits: 29
Length: 4 semesters part-time. Most classes are offered in the evening or online to accommodate students who work during the day.
Division: Arts, Science, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-152-02 CIP Code: 51.0707
This program provides career options and opportunities for advancement in the area of administrative support in the medical field. Program Requirements: Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in HIM classes in order to complete the program. Students who receive a “D” or “F” grade must repeat that course before continuing to the HIM course sequence.
Program Coordination: This certificate is part of the career pathway for the Administrative Support Technology program. Students completing this certificate will have 29 credits toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology - Medical Office Coding Specialization.
The Career Studies Certificate in Medical Coding provides courses in health records coding, billing, and documentation for students seeking career options and opportunities for advancement in the area of administrative support in the medical field.
Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate:
- Knowledge of medical terminology necessary to perform satisfactorily in a medical office environment;
- Proficiency in using industry standard healthcare coding systems.
- Knowledge of alphabetic and numeric filing rules to efficiently file and retrieve documents.