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St. Kate's offers both a coding specialist program and a basic medical coding program, both of which lead to a certificate.

Course Schedule

Classes are offered in the late afternoons and evenings, so you can continue a career or other responsibilities while in the program. Selected courses are available for earning continuing education units. Professional practice experience will include daytime hours.

Basic Medical Coding

Required Courses
HIMP 1050 Medical Terminology for Health Information Professionals
HIMP 1260 Health Record as an Information Tool
HIMP 1450 Pharmacology and Clinical Laboratory
HIMP 1560 CPT Coding
HIMP 1850 ICD Coding
HIMP 2750 Reimbursement Systems

Supporting Course
BIOL 2400 Anatomy & Physiology I

Coding Specialist

At St. Kate's you can earn a certificate in two years, part time, to become a coding specialist. The coding specialist program includes course work in:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology and medical terminology
  • Coding using ICD and CPT, including the relationship between coding and reimbursement

You'll also obtain professional practice experience with coding in a healthcare facility.

Required Courses
HIMP 1050 Medical Terminology for Health Information Professionals
HIMP 1150 Information Technology
HIMP 1260 Health Record as an Information Tool
HIMP 1360 Health Document Content and Structure
HIMP 1450 Pharmacology and Clinical Laboratory
HIMP 1560 CPT Coding
HIMP 1850 ICD Coding
HIMP 2250 Advanced Coding
HIMP 2750 Reimbursement Systems

Supporting Courses
BIOL 2400 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2420 Human Disease

Federal Gainful Employment Information for Certificates

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