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Medical Billing & Coding

Certificate

Prepare for entry-level employment or advancement within the growing health-care industry with a focus on medical coding and billing. Students also can take part in a Health Information Technology Professional Practice experience (PPE) that involves getting real world experience through work-site or project-based study.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes

 Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online

Locations

Downtown Campus and Online

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Program Director: 520.206.7062

Program Information

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Semester Pathways

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $36,424

Academic Options

Expand your knowledge of health records and systems by completing that Health Information Technology AAS.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HIT 100 Introduction to Health Information Management 3
HIT 101 Introduction to ICD Coding 3
HIT 102 CPT Coding 3
HIT 105 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 108 Health Information Employment Policies 1
HIT 112 Health Insurance and Medical Billing 3
HIT 125 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for HIT 3
HIT 201
  or HIT 290
Advanced ICD Coding
  Health Information Technology Internship
3-4.5
Total 22-23.5

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN* Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CIS 120 Computer Applications for Business [SUN# CIS1120] 4
Subtotal 8
Total 30-31.5

* BIO 201IH/201IN or BIO 202IN can be substituted for BIO 160IN


Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTMBC/MBC
Gainful Employment Disclosure

www.pima.edu/medical-billing-cert

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