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.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get into the real world with projects such as:

  • Use 3M encoder software that is used in hospitals and Dr. Offices
  • Wide variety of coding cases from very simple to more difficult
  • Coding cases for all type of facilities, hospital, Dr. office, clinic, and others
  • On the Job training when available
  • Software used in the medical field
  • Field trips when possible
  • Seminars

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Document Imaging Tech
  • Patient Benefits Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Medical Coder
  • Outpatient coding compliance auditor

Possible Certification you can earn

Certified Coding Associate Credential (CCA) (AHIMA)

What You’ll Learn



Health Information Technology


Basic Anatomy/Physiology


Medical Terminology




Privacy and Security


Diagnostic Coding


Procedure Coding


Fundamentals of Technology


Career Major Capstone




Career Readiness Certificate

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

Graduation Requirements

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.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

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:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.


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Get Started

Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.