Allied Health

Certified Coding Specialist

Certificate of Applied Science • 43 Credit Hours

The Certified Coding Specialist serves as a qualified technician in analyzing and classifying medical data. Using universally recognized coding systems (ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4), the Certified Coding Specialist assigns codes to diagnoses, injuries, and procedures found in the records of patients.

Learn specialized skills in medical coding.

The codes are then reported to insurance companies or government agencies for payment/reimbursement of patients’ health expenses, medical statistics, and research.

This program enables the student to become familiar with the coding systems, medical terminology, and medical background of anatomy and diseases that will give the student a basis on which to build. Students also have the opportunity to complete a directed practice of 60 hours in a virtual healthcare environment or healthcare setting. Successful completion of this program will prepare students to sit for the CCA or CCS exam administered by the American Health Information Association. Please refer to their website at for further qualifications for taking the national certification test for CCA or CCS.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • Huntington Internal Medicine Group
  • King’s Daughters’ Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Insurance companies
Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Jane Barker, MS, RHIA, CCS
Associate Professor/Clinical Coding Coordinator

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