Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: July 15*
Official Title of Certificate: Medical Coding, Certificate
Total Credit Hours: 40-44
Learn more about the Medical Coding Certificate program
Purpose: To provide eligibility status to sit for the Certified Professional Coder Examination (CPC) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders or the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association.
Range of Occupations
Certified Coding Specialists and Certified Professional Coders work in physicians’ offices, managed care organizations, ambulatory care centers or hospitals.
Additional Program Requirements
All Medical Coding students must receive a minimum grade of C in each medical coding course. Students who receive a final grade below a C in any medical coding course will be awarded a grade of F in that course.
Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.
*If application deadline falls on a weekend then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.
Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.