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Medical Coding

Students who complete the Medical Coding track earn up to 22 stackable credits, including an undergraduate certificate in Medical Coding, which apply directly to undergraduate degree programs at Peirce College.

Graduates are prepared to sit for the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) exam or the AAPC Certified Professional Coder CPC® exam, which are highly valued and often preferred by employers.

Peirce counselors will connect graduates with employment opportunities in the region and help them apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and leverage the College’s alumni network.

 

Career Bridge is Free for Qualified Students

To see if you qualify, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE.

No cost programs are available for residents of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties only.

Courses and Certifications

Course

Credits

PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation

1

 

HIT 100 Medical Terminology

3

PLA option

SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I

3

PLA option

SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II

3

PLA option

SCI 270 Pathophysiology

3

PLA option

HIT 220 ICD-10-CM Coding

3

 

HIT 225 CPT/Outpatient Coding

3

 

HIT 221 Advance ICD Coding & Virtual PPE
or
HIT 226 Advanced CPT Coding & Virtual PPE

3

 

Total

22 credits

 

Why Medical Coding?

Median Salary: $48,600
Regional Job Growth: projected 13.5% increase
Source: PA Dept. of Labor and Industry, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis

Examples of lower wage jobs with a skills match:

  • Home health aides
  • Medical secretaries
  • Medical assistants


CAREER BRIDGE IS FREE FOR QUALIFIED STUDENTS*

To see if you qualify, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE.

*Currently available for residents of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties only.

Questions about the scholarships or corporate partnerships:
Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at sgibbs-emenaka@peirce.edu or 215.670.9279.

Questions from individual learners:
Contact LaKeesha Johnson at lrjohnson@peirce.edu or 215.670.9388.


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