The Medical Coding Certificate prepares students to classify and code procedures and diagnoses. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the AAPC Medical Coding Certification exam and would work primarily in ambulatory care settings such as physician offices, clinics and surgery centers. To learn more visit www.piedmontcc.edu/medcoding

Outlook for Employment

Graduates may find employment in healthcare settings including hospitals, medical
offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. Graduates are eligible
to sit for various certification exams upon completion of the degree with a combination
of a minimum of two years administrative experience. Eligible certifications include,
but are not limited to, the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers
(PAHCOM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Certified
Patient Account Manager (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA)
examinations.

Process for Admissions

    Complete the Admission Placement Test.

Alisa Montgomery, Dean
(336) 322-2213
alisa.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu
Person County Campus – L111

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
MED 121 Medical Terminology I (1st 8 weeks) 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II (2nd 8 weeks) 3 0 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 0 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 0 3
10 4 0 12
SPRING SEMESTER
OST 249 Med Coding Certification Prep 2 3 0 3
OST 250 Long-Term Care Coding 2 2 0 3
4 5 0 6
14 9 0 18
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE: 18