Catalog 2023-24 
    Apr 21, 2024  
Catalog 2023-24

Certified Coding Specialist Certificate

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One-Year Certificate of Completion

The CCS-P is a coding practitioner with expertise in physician-based settings such as physician offices, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, and specialty centers. He or she reviews patients’ records and assigns numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. To perform this task, individuals must possess in-depth knowledge of CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD 10CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems. The CCS-P is also an expert in health information documentation, data integrity, and quality. Because patients’ coded data is submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement, the CCS-P plays a critical role in the health provider’s business operations. With the growth of managed care and the movement of health services delivery beyond the hospital, the employment outlook for this coding specialist looks highly favorable. The CCS-P certification exam assesses mastery level proficiency in coding rather than entry level skills. Professionals performing coding in a doctor’s office, clinic, or similar setting should consider obtaining the CCS-P certification to attest to their capabilities. 

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 51

Required Courses


For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .



For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .

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