Medical Billing and Coding Associate

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Diploma Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 41
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1 – Summer
CSC110 Introduction to Computers 3 $505.50
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3  

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Total Credits 6
Semester 2
HIT125 Essentials of Health Records 2 $337.00
HIT215 Introduction to CPT 2 $337.00
HIT250 Coding I (ICD) 3 $505.50
HSC116 Beginning Medical Terminology 4 $674.00
HSC217 Introduction to Pathology 3 $505.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 17
Semester 3
HIT240 Advanced Coding and Classification 3 $505.50
HIT280 CPT-4 Coding 3 $505.50
HIT510 Coding Certification Review 2 $337.00
HSC124 Advanced Medical Terminology 4 $674.00
MAP141 Medical Insurance 3 $505.50
MAP152 Computer Patient Billing 2 $337.00
MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Secretary 1 $168.50

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Total Credits 18
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $505.50
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics 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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Program Advisor

Deanne 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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