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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding Technical Certificate

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For more information on this program, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

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.  A thorough knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology is needed to pursue this certificate.The Medical Coding Technical Certificate 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.  Students obtaining the HIM degree after completing the Medical Coding Technical Certificate must update their coding knowledge prior to sitting for the national Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) Exam. All courses in the Medical Coding Certificate apply toward the HIM degree requirements.  This is a three semester certificate which only 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 http://www.onetonline.org 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 $24,510 $38,610
*Coder with CCS $24,510 $36,341

*May require further education.

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