Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
The HIT Medical Coding Program is designed to prepare students for basic coding positions. Students are awarded a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the program and are prepared to take the national certification exam for Certified Coding Associate (CCA) offered by the American Health Information Management Association. The average entry level salary is $10.00 per hour. For more information on this program read the gainful employment disclosure.
The program is structured so that courses will be offered in the on-line environment. Some courses may require on-campus seminars, which the student will be required to attend.
In addition to learning about Coding and Reimbursement students will also take courses in Health Record Systems, Pathophysiology, Healthcare Law, Pharmacology, and Computers in Healthcare.
The Coding Certificate Program is designed as a 1+1 program with the Health Information Technology Program. Students who successfully complete the first and second semesters of the coding certificate program or who complete the entire program can progress into the Health Information Technology Program at the second year (sophomore) level in the fall semester.
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.