Program of Study

Health Information Technology, Medical Coding, Certificate


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Summer Semester I
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester I        
HIT 211 Diagnosis Coding & Reporting 2 3 0 3
HIT 213 Inpt Procedure Coding & Reporting 1 3 0 2
MED      121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
    Totals 9 6 0 11
Spring Semester I
HIT 114 Health Data Systems / Standards
HIT 214 OP Procedure Coding/Reporting 1 3 0 2
HIT 215 Revenue Cycle Management 1 3 0 2
    Totals 4 8 0 7


The applicant must:

  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application for admission to the College. Designate HIT - Medical Coding Certificate - (C453602) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assure that all necessary records are sent to the College’s Admissions Office.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale of the most recent academic transcript (high school or postsecondary).
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College Placement Test requirement. This may be met by one of the following methods:
a. High school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the past 10 years
b. High school GPA of 2.2-2.79 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of ENG 111 and the corresponding corequisite. This is a required corequisite for the program.
c. High school GPA of below 2.2 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after completion of required transition English and math courses.
d. High school graduation prior to the past 10 years: student will be eligible for Phase II of the selective admission process after successful completion of the RISE placement test or the required transition English and math courses.



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Penny Wells
Health Information Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4362
Amber Sutton Photo
Health Information Technology Instructor
800.447.4091, ext. 4263