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.


You Can Do This! 

Explore your career via our Career Bridge Portal, where you can see the credentials and skills required for in-demand jobs, find current job opportunities in our region, and see how any transfer credits you have apply to Peirce College programs.

Applying to Career Bridge is free.

To take the next step, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE.

Courses and Certifications



PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation



HIT 100 Medical Terminology


PLA option

SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I


PLA option

SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II


PLA option

SCI 270 Pathophysiology


PLA option

HIT 220 ICD-10-CM Coding



HIT 225 CPT/Outpatient Coding



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




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 that may have a skills match:

  • Home health aides
  • Medical secretaries
  • Medical assistants

To get started, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE.

Questions about corporate partnerships:
Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at or 215.670.9279.

Questions from individual learners:
Contact LaKeesha Johnson at or 215.670.9388.

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