Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018 - 2019 Cowley College Academic Catalog Program: Medical Coding Degree Pathway (AAS) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Medical Coding Degree Pathway (AAS)

The Medical Coding Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare the student to enter the workforce as an entry-level medical coder. The well-qualified medical coder will gain proficiencies in different levels of medical coding and will be prepared to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentials. The medical coder will also gain proficiencies in written and oral communications, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software programs. Professionalism and flexibility are also stressed in the program, as employers are looking for employees who exhibit these characteristics.

Pathway Code: MEDD

General Education Requirements (30 hours)

Basic Skills (27 hours)

Course Namehour(s)Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG2211 - Composition I 3 hour(s)
BUS1640 - Business Communications 3 hour(s)
PHO6460 - Ethics 3 hour(s)
ALH1676 - Health Care Finance 3 hour(s)
LED1448 - Introduction to Leadership 3 hour(s)
ALH5250 - Introduction to Public Health 3 hour(s)
PSY6711 - General Psychology 3 hour(s)
SOC6811 - Principles of Sociology 3 hour(s)
COM2725 - Interpersonal Communications 3 hour(s)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Course Namehour(s)Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CAP1516 - Computer Applications or Computer Literacy Elective. 3 hour(s)

Technical Requirements (35 hours)

Course Namehour(s)Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ALH5230 - Pharmacology 3 hour(s)
ALH5235 - Allied Healthcare Provider Anatomy and Physiology 4 hour(s)
ALH5236 - Pathophysiology 4 hour(s)
ALH1655 - Medical Terminology 3 hour(s)
ALH5253 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 hour(s)
ALH5240 - Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding 3 hour(s)
ALH5242 - International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding 3 hour(s)
ALH5244 - Introduction to Health Information 3 hour(s)
ALH5339 - Bioethics 3 hour(s)
ALH5241 - Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician) 3 hour(s)
ALH5249 - Healthcare Coding Practicum 3 hour(s)

Total Hours 65

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program.