Undergraduate Certificate in Coding Technology

If you’re interested in becoming a qualified medical coder, you’re in the right place! Learn how to code patient records, billing, and reimbursements. This growing career field requires specialized training in areas that are related to insurance and health care in general.

NextLevel Jobs Work-Ready Grant

This certificate is part of a special initiative provided by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) called NextLevel Jobs, which is a tuition-free training grant for Indiana residents. For those that qualify, tuition for these certificate programs will be fully reimbursed.

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Certificate Information

18 Credits
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

An 18 credit hour program that trains students to code information using ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS in the health care setting. Introduction to ICD-10 Medical coding guidelines also covered as part of the program as well as billing and reimbursement concepts for commercial insurance carriers, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers Compensation.

Upon completion of the certificate, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). With additional onsite hospital training, students can sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Work experience is strongly recommended prior to taking either of these exams.

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

Students pursuing the Medical Coding Certificate must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.


  • AHLT-C 150 - Body Structure & Function
    ANAT-A215 - Basic Human Anatomy - 5 credit hours
  • AHLT-M 330 - Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-R 200 - Pathology
  • HIM-M 390 - Medical Coding I
  • HIM-M 391 - Medical Coding II
  • HIM-M 392 - Physician Reimbursement


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

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