Diploma in Medical Coding

Join today's fastest growing career field with a diploma in medical coding.

As demand for health care grows, more and more medical coders are needed to create the electronic health records that track patient health and treatment history. In as little as 12 months, you can learn inpatient or outpatient practical coding skills to pursue a medical coding career.

# Credits

34 Credits

Time to Complete

12 Months

As a Herzing student, you will:

  • Have a choice to focus on Inpatient Coding or Outpatient Coding
  • Gain hands-on training using real medical records
  • Be prepared for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA)examination from the American Health Information Management Association
  • Learn medical coding from industry experienced faculty who are committed to your success

 

Classes start September 5.
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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.

By earning your diploma in medical coding with Herzing,  you'll have the choice to focus on the area of specialization that aligns with your career goals.

  • Outpatient Coding:  train for career opportunities in clinics, group practices and physicians' offices
  • Inpatient Coding: train for opportunities in hospitals and long-term care facilities

Possible job title include: Coding Specialist, Department Coder, Inpatient Coder

Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's healthcare management program!

Curriculum

Diploma in Medical Coding Program Curriculum

As a graduate of Herzing's diploma program in medical coding, you'll be prepared for an entry-level position as a medical coder in a hospital, clinic, physician's office or other healthcare facility.  You'll have a working understanding of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. You'll also be prepared to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures.

View Program Course Sheet

ProgramsCreditsMonths*
Diploma in Medical Coding3412
*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 program you'll be prepared to take the CCA Certified Coding Associate certification by the American Health Information Management Association.

Advancing Your Education

When greater career options are calling you, we're here to help you advance your Herzing education. You'll have a direct pathway to Herzing University's associate degree program in medical coding.

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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!