About the Program

The Coding Specialist Program is a 37-credit hour certificate program. It consists of 11 courses and may be completed in 5 semesters. The program provides students with a robust curriculum that includes Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Human Diseases, specialized professional courses that consist of lecture, lab, and hands-on and/or virtual clinical practice.

Students may enroll in the Coding Specialist Program during any semester; however, some courses are only offered during specific semesters or have pre- or co-requisites.

The Medical Coding Specialist Program courses are offered in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats, including online, hybrid, and evening options.  Most face-to-face program courses are held on Polk State College’s Airside West Campus, 3515 Aviation Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811.  Please contact Susan Whatley, swhatley@polk.edu, 863.669.2897, for more information.

Program Requirements

Medical Coding Specialist Program
HIM 1472 Medical Terminology for Medical Coding 3
HIM 1453: Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
CGS 1061: Introduction to Computers 3
HIM 1000: Fundamental Applications of HIM 3
HIM 1443: Human Diseases for Healthcare Documentation 4
HIM 1442: Pharmacology for HIM Professionals 2
HIM 1272: Medical Insurance and Billing Fundamentals 3
HIM 2721C: CPT Coding 4
HIM 2724C: ICD-10 Coding 4
HIM 2292: Advanced Coding Applications 3
HIM 2810L: Coding Application Practicum 3
 HIM 2874: Medical Coding Certification Exam Review  1
Total Credit Hours Earned 37