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Chicago Area Coding Specialist Certificate Program

Are you looking for a coding position in a health care setting? Do you already have a job involving medical records and want to enhance your coding knowledge? Then you're ready to become a Coding Specialist.

Coding Specialist Program Goals

Upon completion of the Coding Specialist Certificate program students will be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology

• Be adequately prepared as certified coding specialists in health data management

• Be adequately prepared as certified coding specialists in health services organization delivery comparably in Medical Law & Ethical Standards

• Be adequately prepared as certified coding specialists in health informatics

Coding Specialist Career Opportunities (CIP Code 51.0707)

Coding Specialists are employed in medical offices, medical insurance companies, sports medicine clinics, speech therapy practices, outpatient laboratories, digital imaging facilities, freestanding surgical centers, occupational medicine clinics, and home health agencies.
The Coding Specialist program at Chicago area Northwestern College's School of Health Sciences is designed to prepare you for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).

29-2071 - Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Accreditation

Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org

Program Requirements and Course Offerings

See the Northwestern College Catalog.

Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.

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