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College of Technology

Medical Coding Program

Program Description

With 50 years of combined experience in Health Information Technology, the faculty of this program are well qualified to provide students quality training for an in-demand and rewarding profession as a medical coder. Students completing this program will be eligible to sit for the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination.

The Medical Coding Technical Certificate program is perfect for students that need to work while they attend school, or that are looking for a fast program to get them into a new career. Students get the flexibility to choose full time or part time attendance and online or seated sections of all required courses. Program entry is granted in the Spring Semester (dependent on current openings).

The Medical Coding Technical Certificate program prepares graduates to work in a variety of health care settings. Opportunities exist in working remotely and in other related health care settings like insurance companies, medical clinics, computer software vendors, and health maintenance organizations, software companies, and law firms.

Program Statistics

Program Overview

  • 1.5 year program, requiring only 38 credits for Intermediate Technical Certificate
  • Quality training for an in-demand and rewarding profession and new career as a
    medical coder
  • Spring semester entrance
  • Students have the option to attend full or part time.
  • Courses are available online
  • Choose to attend online with live classroom interaction or on campus
  • Opportunities exist in working remotely and in other related health care settings
  • Students completing this program will be able to take the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS examination)
  • Credits from this certificate transfer seamlessly into the next level degree(s) including; Health Information Technology A.A.S., Bachelor of Applied Science, or Bachelor Science, Health Science

Degree Options

Career Opportunities

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physician offices
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Computer software vendors
  • Law firms
  • Insurance companies

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Students must be qualified for college level coursework in English and Math (See an advisor for details)
  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Pre-admission meeting with Program Coordinator
Minimum Test Scores
SAT English: 360 Math: 320
rSAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 53
COMPASS Writing: 55 Pre-Algebra: 38

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at http://www.isu.edu/stuhlth/insurance/.

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209