Specifically, our Medical Coding students learn the modern ICD-10 coding system. That means our graduates are prepared to use the system's thousands of codes for diseases, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and more. Medical employers need coders with an understanding of this standard, which means Peirce's ICD-10 classes will ready you to play an immediate and important role in the medical field.
You'll also study other practical healthcare topics during our Medical Coding Certificate program: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and health information and delivery systems. Plus, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam – an important first step for many careers. And because you can earn your certificate online, here at our Philadelphia campus or through both methods, the program is flexible enough to work with your busy schedule.
A medical coding certificate gives you the hands-on experience you need to dive into a new career or continue to study toward an Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology. For students who already possess some healthcare education, attaining a certificate will allow you to "stack" your credentials. Stackable credentials give you the opportunity to work toward your career goals at a pace you're most comfortable with and better position yourself to launch or advance a successful career.
Learn more about why Peirce's Medical Coding Certificate might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.