Medical Coding Technical Skills Certificate

The Medical Coding Technical Certificate at BCC provides students with the foundational knowledge and technical skills needed to work as an entry-level medical coder in a medical care facility. Coursework in the program is designed to prepare students to sit for the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) examination.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Show proficiency in the application of medical terminology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of ICD and CPT coding systems
  • Demonstrate computer skills
  • Be eligible to take the CCS (Certified Coding Associate) credentialing exam which will qualify a student for entry level coding positions in health care facilities and/or provider clinics and offices


Program 17 Credits
AHS 129 - Medical Terminology 3
BIO 150 - Introduction to the Human Body.   4
CIS 102 -  Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
HIM 102 Basic Procedure Coding. 3 3
HIM 105 Medical Coding I. 3 3
Additional As Shown
Demonstrated College-level Skills in Reading and Writing  
Minimum Cumulative Average Overall 2.000
Minimum Cumulative Average in Program 2.000

For information about typical program costs, student loan debt, graduation rates, and jobs associated with this program, read the Gainful Employment Disclosure