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Jessica Vaughan
Director/Instructor

Medical Coding (Non-credit)

Short Term

The following courses teach the skills and concepts necessary for entry-level coding positions in a variety of health care facilities.


Students may elect to sit for certification exams offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders () and/or the American Health Information Management Association (). Since students must meet the respective organization’s examination criteria, practical experience is recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams.

Estimated Cost

Tuition per course: $161-$182
Books for Coding Courses (see note below): $500-$700
Credentialing Exam (AAPC or AHIMA): $299-$399

Note: Codebooks are updated in January each year. Since current year codebooks are required for the certification exam, students may have to purchase a second set of codebooks depending on when they complete the courses and sit for the exam. Instructors will be using the current year codebooks.

Course Sequence

Courses must be taken in the following order:

  1. Terminology for Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Medical Coding I
  3. Medical Coding II
  4. Medical Coding Exam Prep Bootcamp 

Courses are offered in various semesters.

The most efficient and cost-effective course sequence is starting in the fall due to the requirement to have the most current codebooks:

Fall – Terminology for Anatomy and Physiology
Spring – Medical Coding I
Summer – Medical Coding II
Fall – Medical Coding Exam Prep Bootcamp

Registration

  • New students or students applying for grants - Download and complete the registration form, including the course number and course title found below. Email the completed form to vaughanj@durhamtech.edu
  • Returning students - View registration options (online or by mail). If you plan to register online, first contact Program Director, Jessica Vaughan at vaughanj@durhamtech.edu with the course number and title so she can confirm that you meet any prerequisite requirements and you are cleared to register.

MED-3235A Medical Terminology for A&P

Medical Terminology for Anatomy & Physiology provides the foundation to build your skills for the medical profession by focusing on the language of medicine: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students will learn the medical vocabulary that relates to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatment, and procedures for all the body systems. Pronunciation and accurate spelling are also important components of this course.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
90453
1/8 - 4/26
Internet
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-
Online

OSC-3030A Medical Coding I ICD 10-CM

ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Disease, Clinical Modification) consists of diagnosis codes. ICD-10-CM is used in US healthcare settings. In this course, students will learn the conventions and guidelines, as well as how to apply ICD-10-CM to scenarios. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the concepts of ICD-10-CM and apply applicable codes to diagnoses. Prerequisite: Completion of Medical Terminology for A&P course at ʿⱦapp or another college. Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration. Please email cealliedhealth@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding the program or registration process.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
90461
1/8 - 4/19
Internet
-
-
Online
91201
5/13 - 7/28
Internet
-
-
Online

OSC-3030B Medical Coding II- CPT/HCPCS

This course introduces students to CPT and HCPCS Level II codes and gives students an overview of guidelines. Students learn how to abstract documentation for procedural coding and to identify services the patient received. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the concepts of CPT and HCPCS Level II and apply applicable codes. Prerequisites: 1) Completion of Medical Coding I-ICD-10-CM course at ʿⱦapp or another college; AND 2) Completion of Medical Terminology for A&P course at ʿⱦapp or another college. Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration. Please email cealliedhealth@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding the program or registration process.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
91202
5/13 - 7/28
Internet
-
-
Online

SEF-30036 Medical Coding Exam Prep Bootcamp

The class prepare students who elect to sit for certification exams offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and/or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Learn to apply coding principles to correctly assign diagnosis codes, physician codes, and hospital procedural codes. Since students must meet the respective organization's examination criteria, practical experience is recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams. Prerequisites: 1) Completion of Medical Coding I course at ʿⱦapp or another college; AND 2) Completion of Medical Coding II course at ʿⱦapp or another college; AND 3) Completion of Terminology for A&P course at ʿⱦapp or another college. Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration. Please email cealliedhealth@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding the program or registration process.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
90459
1/27 - 3/16
Internet
-
S 10:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
Online

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Short Term

(12 months or less)

University Transfer