Medical Administrative Coder

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Medical Administrative Coder program will provide you training to prepare you for a position in the medical coding and insurance billing field.  Medical Administrative Coder students receive specialized training in medical coding, medical ethics, records management, medical terminology, human anatomy, health insurance, medical billing, medical transcription, digital literacy for health care and Microsoft Office Suites software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the medical and legal aspects of healthcare office practices including confidentiality of health records, release of information, patients' rights, use of health records as legal evidence, informed consent, malpractice, as well as agency, physician, and employee liability.
  • Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions in business health care setting.
  • Produce quality medical documents.
  • Demonstrate the following professional traits while working in a healthcare office environment: dependability, punctuality, responsibility, acceptable appearance, sound judgment, ethical behavior, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Apply medical coding principles and guidelines for coding, billing, and reimbursement in outpatient settings at entry level proficiency.
  • Use computers as a tool for solving problems, collecting data, managing and communicating information, and making decisions.
  • Use reference materials to research information.
  • Apply analytical skills in solving problems, collecting data, managing and communication information, presenting ideas, and making decisions.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Medical Secretary
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Medical Coders
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Records Technician/Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Voucher Clerk/Underwriting Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Medical Insurance Biller
  • Medical Claims Processor
  • Medical Clerk/Typist
  • Clinic Clerk/Hospital Clerk/Admissions Clerk
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
501-107 Digital Literacy for Health Care 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
501-101 Medical Terminology 3
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
106-127 Administrative Office Communications 3
Semester 2
160-113 Health Insurance 3
106-142 Customer Service Essentials 1
160-118 Pharmacology for Medical Administrative Coder and Medical Administrative Specialist 2
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
160-114 Healthcare Records Management 3
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
806-194 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology 3
Semester 3
160-105 Medical Editing and the Electronic Medical Record 3
160-136 Patient Billing and Reimbursement 4
530-102 Medical Office Coding I 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
801-198 Speech 3
Semester 4
160-103 Medical Transcription 4
160-124 Supervised Occupational Experience-Medical Office 1
530-103 Medical Office Coding II 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Total Credits61-62

General Education Courses Within Program

801-136English Composition 13
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3-4
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-198Introduction to Psychology3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
or 809-122 Intro to American Government
806-194Survey of Anatomy and Physiology3