Medical Coding/Billing

Certificate Program

Gainful Employment disclosure information is available for this program of study.

This major is primarily designed for job preparedness. Students who are considering transferring to a baccalaureate institution should be aware that decisions on transferability of courses are made by the baccalaureate institutions and differ from school to school. Students should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3174

Graduates of the Medical Coding/Billing Certificate program will be prepared for positions as ambulatory care coders (ICD-9-CM, CPT/HCPCs), as well as billers, patient accounts representatives, and other support positions in medical offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Upon program completion, graduates are qualified to take the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician's Office - National Certification Examination conducted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) National Certification Examination conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • process, analyze, and report health information;
  • classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures;
  • coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning;
  • monitor governmental and non-governmental standards and facilitate research; and
  • design system controls to monitor patient information security.

Certificate Requirements

OADM140 Keyboarding/Typewriting I A 3
BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy 3
MEDA120 Medical Terminology A 3
HITT190 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HITT105 Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology 3
HITT217 Medical Insurance & Reimbursement B 3
HITT240         Medical Coding/Billing Externship C 3
HITT297         Medical Coding B 3
HITT298         Advanced Procedural Coding B 3
HITT299         Advanced Diagnostic Coding B 3

A Open for credit by examination.
B Course requires prerequisite or corequisite.
C Completion of all other HIT courses and permission of the Department of Business Studies.

Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.