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Medical Coding, Undergraduate Certificate

Excel in the technical side of healthcare with the Medical Coding Undergraduate Certificate from IU Online. Learn how to code patient records, billing, and other vital medical data in this flexible, fully online program.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 28

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $308.02

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $400.43

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

As a student in the program, you’ll take courses and labs covering healthcare information requirements and standards, medical science for health information, ICD-10-CM coding, CPT coding, the release of patient information, and healthcare reimbursement systems. The curriculum also includes a unique professional practicum component that integrates classroom instruction with applied, technical experience in a healthcare facility.

Understand medical terminology, private payer policies, and government regulations. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, you are eligible to seek the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (first-year freshmen): May 1

Fall semester (non–first-year students): Jun 1

Spring semester: Dec 1

Summer session I: Mar 15

Summer session II: May 1

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Coding prepares you for such careers as:

  • Medical coder 
  • Benefits coordinator 
  • Documentation and coding specialist 
  • Medical biller 
  • Medical billing customer service representative

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Coding, you must complete 28 credit hours of core requirements. 

NOTE: Prerequisites for the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Coding include:

  • BIOL-N 207 Physiology for Health Care Management
  • BIOL-N 211 Anatomy for Health Care Management
  • HIM-M 110 Computer Concepts for Health Information
  • HIM-M 330 Medical Terminology

If you do not have credit for these courses, you may have an additional 12 credits of coursework to complete before starting the certificate. 


Core Classes for the Medical Coding Undergraduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

HIM-M 325

Health Care Information Requirements and Standards

3 Credits

HIM-M 345

Health Care Law, Ethics, and Information Release

3 Credits

HIM-M 350

Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for HIM I

3 Credits

HIM-M 351

Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for HIM II

3 Credits

HIM-M 355

ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding

3 Credits

HIM-M 358

CPT Coding

3 Credits

HIM-M 457

Practicum in Medical Coding

4 Credits

HIM-M 470

Health Care Reimbursement Systems

3 Credits

INFO-I 478

Information Governance

3 Credits

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