Certificate: 36 Hours
The Health Information Technology Certificate represents coding training that includes; anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, reimbursement methodology, intermediate/advanced ICD diagnostic/procedural and CPT coding as required by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for national certification.
Students who complete this certificate are eligible to sit for the national coding credential exam CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) or CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based) administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
National certification can lead to employment in the healthcare industry by obtaining the knowledge and skills to become a qualified coder. Areas of employment for coders are generally hospitals (outpatient and inpatient), physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, and specialty centers
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, (312) 233-1100.