Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program


The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Medical Coding Specialist by acquiring the working knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to understand medical terminology and accurately code procedures and diagnoses.


Students will learn to access health information, identify diagnoses, and assign appropriate medical codes to narrative descriptions of health diseases and procedures required for reimbursement, medical research, quality assurance, or risk management. Medical Coding Specialists can work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. Medical Coding Specialists can also work remotely in a contract job position, part-time job, or as a full-time job.


Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Coding certification examination.

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Coding certification examination.


Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program


Semester I (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
HSIR 1301* Student Success for Health Professions 48 0 48 3
HITT 1301* Medical Terminology I 48 0 48 3
ANAT 1401* Anatomy & Physiology I 48 64 112 5
HITT 1317 Medical Administrative Support 36 60 96 3
HITT 1302 Health Data Content and Structure 48 0 48 3
Semester Total: 228 124 352 17
Semester II (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
PHARM 1303 Pharmacology 48 0 48 3
HITT 1341 Coding and Classification Systems 36 60 96 4
HITT 2371 Current Procedural Terminology Coding-CPT4 36 60 96 4
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 32 0 32 2
NURS 2301* Pathophysiology 48 0 48 3
HITT 2231* Advanced Medical Terminology 32 0 32 2
Semester Total: 232 120 352 18
Semester III (16 weeks)
Course Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Contact Hours Semester Credit Hours
HITT 2372 Advanced CPT Coding -CPT4 36 60 96 4
HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 48 0 48 3
HITT 1253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Info. 32 0 32 2
HITT 1166 Capstone: Coding Practicum 0 64 64 2
Semester Total: 116 124 240 11
Program Total: 576 368 944 46
* indicates course may be offered in a DE format.
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