The Coding Specialist program which is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation for Professional Certificate Approval Programs (PCAP) provides specialized training for individuals interested in becoming a coding specialist in a variety of settings where diagnostic and procedural data are coded for reimbursement and other data collection purposes.
Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) Certification offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
This is a full time day or evening program (depending on enrollment) and is offered on the main campus of South Suburban College in South Holland and a few selected courses at the University Conference Center in Oak Forest, IL. Effective with the Fall 2014 incoming class, the department will begin admitting students during the fall semester only.
The Coding Specialist Certificate Program is approved by
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 233-1100
This program has specific admission requirements. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program. Before receiving an application to the Coding Specialist Certificate Program the student must:
Students are admitted to the program once a year. Once accepted to the program, the student completes the following courses in the order listed on the Certificate and completes the program in 3 semesters.
Admission to the College does not guarantee admission into the program.