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2016-2017 VSCC Catalog 
2016-2017 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coding/Reimbursement 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 Technology for those students who wish to continue their studies.  All courses in the Coding/Reimbursement Certificate program apply toward the HIT degree requirements.  This is a three semester program which begins summer semester of each year.  Courses must be taken in sequence.  The deadline for applications is May 20th of each year.

Certificate Requirements - Credits (23)

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First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (6)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (7)

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (23)

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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