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2024-2025 Catalog

Medical Coding, CSC

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ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-152-02

CIP CODE: 51.0707

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: 1 Year


The career studies certificate in Medical Coding is designed to prepare students who desire a career in health care coding. Upon successful completion of the program, students would be eligible for employment in hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing facilities, or other health care organizations. Training will involve International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD), medical coding, insurance billing procedures, and government agencies for reimbursement. This program is G3 Eligible.

Admissions Requirements:

Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Medical Coding CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Total Program Credits: 27

BIO 141   has a developmental course pre-requisite of NAS 2  . Students can take NAS 2, take the NAS 2 challenge exam, or take BIO 101   See your counselor for details. Dual enrollment students should talk to their high school guidance office or program director.
2 It is strongly recommended students complete BIO 141  and BIO 142  prior to enrolling in HIM 254 .

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