Medical Billing and Coding Associate

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Diploma Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 42
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Medical Insurance Coding Specialist program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1 – Summer
HIT146 Beginning Medical Terminology 3 $505.50
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3

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Total Credits 6
Semester 2
BUS108 Business College Experience 1 $168.50
HIT125 Essentials of Health Records 2 $337.00
HIT156 Intermediate Medical Terminology 3 $505.50
HIT215 Introduction to CPT 2 $337.00
HIT250 Coding I 3 $505.50
HIT290 Reimbursement Methods 3 $505.50
HSC217 Introduction to Pathology 3 $505.50
MAP402 Medical Law and Ethics 2 $337.00

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Total Credits 19
Semester 3
HIT166 Advanced Medical Terminology 3 $505.50
HIT240 Advanced Coding and Classification 3 $505.50
HIT280 CPT-4 Coding 3 $505.50
HIT352 Health Information Systems 3 $505.50
HIT450 Health Statistics 2 $337.00
HIT510 Coding Certification Review 2 $337.00
MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Office 1 $168.50

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Total Credits 17
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
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Student Success Specialist

Valerie Eagen
Bremer Hall 102
319-296-2329 ext.1061
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Program Advisor

Dee Ulrich
Black Hawk Hall 216
319-296-2329 ext.1756
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Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D.
Grundy Hall 266
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