Medical Coding Certificate

Cheryl Kuck, BS, Coordinator
Phone: (419) 995-8256
Email: kuck.c@RhodesState.edu
Office: 102J Tech Edu Lab

Medical Assisting Major

The Medical Coding Certificate at Rhodes State College serves as a gateway to the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) national certification examination. Upon successful completion of this Rhodes State College certificate, the student is eligible to take the AAPC’s national certification examination. Successful completion of that exam results in the student being an Apprentice Certified Professional Coder. When the student can document two years employment as a professional coder, the student will become a Certified Professional Coder. CPCs are employed in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, physician’s offices, clinics, insurance companies, ambulatory care centers, home health agencies, etc.

To be eligible for the Medical Coding Certificate, a student must have received a grade of “C” or better for each course required for the certificate and completed all courses within four (4) years of applying for the certificate, or at the discretion of the Chair.

Technical Standards

See here for details

BHS 1160Medical Law-Ethics Healthcare2
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II4
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
BHS 1380Introduction to Medical Terminology2
BHS 1390Medical Terminology2
MAT 2410Medical Office Coding4
MAT 2420Medical Coding - Advanced2
AOT 1060Keyboarding Accuracy and Speed2
Total Hours25

See www.RhodesState.edu/GainfulEmployment for additional information on certificates. 

No accreditation necessary.