Health Informatics is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care field. As a Medical Coding Specialist you’ll play a key role in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. In addition to learning International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding principles, you’ll also learn basic medical office procedures and medical insurance claim processing. You don’t need a background in health care or medicine to train for this career. Medical terminology and administrative routines and procedures specific to a medical office are covered in the program!
You must be at least 18 to enroll in this program.
New classes start monthly. Program orientation will take place on the 15th of each month and students will begin on the first day of the following month. When the 15th falls on a weekend orientation will take place the following Monday.
Get into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Certified Coding Associate Credential (CCA) (AHIMA)
Health Information Technology
Privacy and Security
Fundamentals of Technology
Career Major Capstone
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).