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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Medical Coding Technical Certificate


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This technical certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals currently working in health care or related fields who need to obtain or upgrade their coding skills for career advancement or certification.  This certificate program is fully integrated into the Volunteer State Community College Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management for those students who wish to continue their studies.  All courses in the Medical Coding Certificate program apply toward the HIMT degree requirements.  This is a three semester program which begins summer semester of each year.  Courses must be taken in sequence. 

Certificate Requirements - Credits (25)


DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Vol State.

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (7)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (9)


Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (25)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.PayScale.com or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with CCA Certification Experienced Salary Median
Coder with CCA $22,803 $40,847
*Coder with CCS $28,106 $61,318

*May require further education.

 

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