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Advanced Medical Coding Diploma (D45530)

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The Advanced Medical Coding curriculum provides the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become competent credentialed coders.

Coursework includes reimbursement, advanced International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision-Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

Graduates may be eligible to take either of the Certified Coding Specialist exams: the Certified Coding Specialist and/or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS/CCS-P).

Individuals entering this curriculum must hold a minimum of an associate’s degree in a healthcare field or health informatics from a regionally accredited college or university.

Major Courses

Total: 30 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 6 Credit Hours

Total Credits for Diploma: 36

*Recommended Electives & General Education Options:

Anatomy and Physiology:

Take 5 credits:

Required BIO/HIT:

Take 3 credits:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:


Students making satisfactory progress should complete this program in four semesters.

This program has special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Please visit www.pittcc.edu to review the requirements (click on Health Sciences > Admissions).

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