Medical Coding

HIT Medical Coding Student at COCCA Medical Coding Certificate includes the coursework of Medical Billing Specialist Certificate, with additional instruction in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. With this certificate, a student is prepared for an entry-level position as a medical coder in a hospital, clinic, or medical office. Opportunities to work from home are becoming more common.

A Medical Coder analyzes medical records (history and physical reports, lab results, x-ray reports, treatment plans, etc.) and assigns codes which classify diagnoses and procedures, while applying the principles of professionalism and ethical conduct.

Classes include:


AH 111 Medical Terminology

CIS 120 Computer Concepts

WR 121 Academic Composition


First year curriculum:


Fall Term

HIT 103 Health Info Systems/Procedures

HIT 180 HIPAA Management

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

AH 112 Medical Terminology II

Winter Term

HIT 104 Health Data Content/Structure

MTH 031 Health Care Math

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Choose one of the following:

SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

or BA 285 Business Human Relations*

or PSY 101 Applied Psychology*

*May not be offered winter term. Please check course schedule.

Spring Term

HIT 131A Document Mgmt/Technology

HIT 182 Intro to Medical Coding

HIT 184 Adv Pathophysiology

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III

Summer Term

HIT 193 Directed Practice I


Second year curriculum:


 Fall Term

HIT 201 Legal Aspects of Health Care

HIT 205 Intro to Medical Records Analysis

HIT 284 Classification & Reimbursement Systems

HIT 296 Ambulatory Data Systems

SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Winter Term

HIT 283 Coding Classifications

Spring Term

HIT 285 Advanced Coding Classification


For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.