Healthcare Coding Diploma Program


The healthcare coding online diploma program gives students a comprehensive understanding of coding principles and standards for an in-demand entry-level position in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including hospitals, physician practices, long-term care, home healthcare, insurance, managed care, and governmental agencies.

Students are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) upon completion of the program.

Graduates of the program will be able to:


  • Assign ICD and CPT codes on inpatient and outpatient records.
  • Collect, analyze, and maintain health record content in paper or electronic mediums.
  • Apply healthcare billing and reimbursement processes for inpatient and outpatient encounters.
  • Create a professional development plan to achieve and maintain certification.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship management skills in healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork through collaboration.


Course Listing (63 Credits)

HT1000 – Introduction to Health Information Management and Healthcare
HT2117 – ICD Coding and Pathophysiology I with Lab
HT2127 – ICD Coding and Pathophysiology II with Lab
HT2130 – Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HT2135 – Advanced Coding with Lab
HT2230 – Healthcare Reimbursement
HT2300 – Healthcare Coding Practicum
ME1140 – Medical Terminology for Health Professions


EN1150 – Composition I


SC1221 – Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
SC1224 – Advanced Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

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CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategies for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.