Certificate in Medical Coding
Medical coders are in demand by hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and health clinics. This major prepares students to function in medical records settings. Students learn to organize medical records, to assign codes to disease processes and procedures, and to facilitate third-party reimbursement and record keeping. They are prepared for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certified coding apprentice (CPCa) exam.
Medical coders are in demand by hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and health clinics. This occupation is expected to experience faster than average employment growth with a moderate volume of annual job openings. Coders can anticipate an hourly median age of $13 per hour in Utah with salaries over $27,000. The U.S. median is more than $30,000 annually.
Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to
- Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
- Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
- Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
- Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
- Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities.
- Perform with ethical and legal manners as a medical coder and biller.
- Use correct principles and rules when assigning medical codes to claims.
- Interpret medical language in medical records to extract billable services.
- Prepare for professional certification with American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
- Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios (if applicable) and interviews.