Healthcare Coding Online Diploma Program


The healthcare coding online diploma program gives students a comprehensive understanding of coding principles and standards for an in-demand entry-level position in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including hospitals, physician practices, long-term care, home healthcare, insurance, managed care, and governmental agencies.

Students are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) upon completion of the program.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Assign ICD and CPT codes on inpatient and outpatient records.
  • Collect, analyze, and maintain health record content in paper or electronic mediums.
  • Apply healthcare billing and reimbursement processes for inpatient and outpatient encounters.
  • Create a professional development plan to achieve and maintain certification.

Course Listing (63 Credits)

HT1000D     Introduction to Health Information Management and Healthcare

HT2117D     ICD Coding and Pathophysiology I with Lab

HT2127D     ICD Coding and Pathophysiology II with Lab

HT2130D     Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab

HT2135D     Advanced Coding with Lab

HT2230D     Healthcare Reimbursement

HT2300D     Healthcare Coding Practicum

ME1140     Medical Terminology for Health Professions


EN1150     Composition I


SC1221     Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

SC1224D     Advanced Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success:  Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.