Medical Coding Specialist
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
You will be prepared for employment as an entry-level coding specialist after learning to assign diagnosis and procedure codes using two different coding systems. The codes are used for billing and reimbursement purposes, as well as data collection and medical research.
Career Outlook: Graduates of this program can become certified through the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. The employment outlook is favorable.
Career Pathway: After earning this diploma, you can apply the credits toward completing the Health Information Technology associate degree.
Program Code: 31-530-2
Start Date: August and January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level chemistry.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Course Requirements