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Gain Hands-On Experience in Clinical Coding

In the certificate of proficiency (CP) clinical coding program, you'll gain the skills necessary for an entry-level position as a clinical coding practitioner. Coursework teaches you how to classify medical data for insurance reimbursement purposes and research analysis.

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What is Clinical Coding at St. Louis Community College?

Coding practitioners review patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure according to the industry-standard classification system. They also create coded data that hospitals and medical providers use to obtain reimbursement from insurance companies or government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.

At STLCC, you'll learn advanced coding concepts, regulatory compliance and provider queries, ensuring that you'll graduate with the necessary coding skills needed in the field.

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What Can You Do with a Clinical Coding Certificate?

The clinical coding CP program prepares you for an entry-level position as a clinical code practitioner or specialist.

You will be prepared for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certifications, further enhancing your career prospects.

CP in Clinical Coding

  • Degree offered: Certificate of proficiency
  • Locations: Forest Park, Online
  • Hours to complete: 35
  • Program contact name: Patricia Sherman
  • Program contact email: psherman@stlcc.edu
  • Accreditation:
    The clinical coding certificate program aligns with the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) coding education curriculum guidelines and provides the foundation to pursue additional study in health information technology. The Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) has approved this program.

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

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At STLCC, you can combine this degree with other programs to enhance your career opportunities, including:

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Clinical Coding Program

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Flexibility for Working Students

Because this program is geared toward students with full-time jobs, evening courses are available. The program offers a mixture of face-to-face and online courses.

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Stackable Credentials

Stackable credentials help you level up your career opportunities without investing a large amount of time and resources. 

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid.

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