Associate Degree Program Medical Coding

Play a key role in healthcare delivery with an associate degree in medical coding.

As medical care becomes more reliant on technology—and more complex—hospitals and clinics need medical coding professionals who can create and maintain accurate electronic health records that follow guidelines for protecting patient privacy. In as little as 20 months, you can earn your medical coding degree online and be well prepared to pursue career opportunities in this growing field.

# of Credits

61 Credits

Time to Complete

20 Months

Through Herzing's medical coding associate's degree program, you will:

  • Gain coding skills for both inpatient (hospital) and outpatient care contexts
  • Prepare for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Be eligible to pursue the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) qualification upon graduation and after one year of work experience instead of the usual two
Classes start January 7.
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A medical coding career could be right for you, if you:

  • Are detailed and can spot mistakes others miss
  • Quickly pick up on new terms and codes
  • Have an interest in medicine, medical procedures and human anatomy
  • Are comfortable navigating computer software programs
  • Can clearly communicate with customers, management and specialists
Medical Coding Associate Degree Program

Careers

Ranked #13 Best Health Care Support Jobs of 2018 by U.S. News & World Report

With the increased demand for electronic health care records and medical treatment in general, the outlook for medical coding jobs is strong.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national job openings for medical records and health information technicians should grow by over 13% over the 2016-2026 period - an  additional 27,300 new jobs.

Potential Job Titles

  • Coding Specialist
  • Department Coder
  • Inpatient Coder
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Outpatient Coder

 

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Curriculum

Medical Coding Associate Degree Program Curriculum

Herzing University’s online associate’s degree in medical coding program  provides students with a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology.  You'll learn basic and advanced coding methods, principles of patient privacy and ethical conduct, and graduate fully prepared for an entry-level medical coding position.

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    ProgramsCreditsMonths*
    Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding6120
    *Average number of months for students to complete program
    Program availability varies by location
     

    What certification/licensure does this program prepare you for?

    As a graduate of Herzing University's medical coding  asscoaiate's degree program you'll be prepared to take the CCA Certified Coding Associate certification by the American Health Information Management Association and be eligible to pursue the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) qualification after one year of work experience.

    Advancing Your Education

    When greater career options are calling you, we're here to help you advance your Herzing education. You can move from medical  coding into management positions in the area of medical records and health information documentation by earning a bachelor's degree in healthcare management.

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    Cherryl R. ShieldsToledo

    I love my instructors and the staff at the Herzing University. Their help and encouragement is what helped me achieve my degree. At the age of 54, who knew that I had this kind of potential? Herzing did, my family and friends did, and finally I did after I saw what I could do. Herzing is the best, and I am possible!