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Course of Study HIMT Technician Coding Specialist

Contact Information

Brian Clinton
Medical Assisting & Allied Health Program Coordinator

Cindi Brassington, MS, CMA (AAMA)
Professor of Allied Health

Health Information Management Technician: Coding Specialist Course of Study

Fall Semester

  • MED 125 Medical Terminology, 3 credits
  • BIO 123, Biology of Human Disease, 3 credits
  • ENG 101 Composition, 3 credits
  • HIM 102 Intro to Health Care Systems, 3 credits

Spring Semester

  • HIM 210 Coding I*, 3 credits
  • HIM 211 Advanced Coding*, 3 credits
  • MED 112 Medical Insurance and Billing, 3 credits
  • MED 216 Electronic Medical Records, 3 credits

Fall Semester

  • HIM 201**, 3 credits

*typically only offered in spring semester

**typically only offered in fall semester

Additional Program Information

  • Please note, this is a suggested plan of study for a full-time student. Part-time students may have their schedule adjusted accordingly. Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses.
  • Some courses are offered online while some may be offered as a hybrid course (meet on campus once a week and the rest of the work is done online)
  • Certificate transfers into both the Medical Assisting and Health Care Management Degrees.
  • Students may need additional courses in remedial math and/or English.