Medical Coding Specialist Certificate of Achievement


Total Credit Hours: 33

Colleague Code: CA.CODE

Curriculum Code: MCS 160

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester: MCS 121, MCS 125

Second Semester: MCS 110, MCS 160, MCS 213, MCS 219

Third Semester: MCS 152, MCS 223, MCS 229, MCS 232

Fourth Semester: MCS 251

Program Information:

Admission Requirements:

Top 3 Occupations According to

For Program Information Contact:

Health Professions Department at 217.786.2834 or 217.786.2449 or see the program advisor.

Required Program Courses (33 credits)

MCS 110

Health Information Management

3 credits

MCS 121

Evaluation and Management Coding

3 credits

MCS 125

Anatomy and Physiology for Coders

3 credits

MCS 140

HIM for Electronic Health Records

3 credits

MCS 152

Pharmacology for Coders

3 credits

MCS 160

Pathophysiology for Coders

3 credits

MCS 213

CPT Coding I

3 credits

MCS 219

ICD-10-Coding I

3 credits





MCS 223

CPT Coding II

3 credits

MCS 229

ICD-10-Coding II

3 credits

MCS 232

Medical Insurance Billing and Reimbursement

3 credits

MCS 251

Certificate Internship

3 credits

BIO 175 and BIO 176 may be substituted for MCS 125

Lincoln Land Community College provides the following information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).

Gainful Employment Information

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Academic Year 10-11 Completions:


On-time Completion**


On-time Rate**


Placement Rate***


Median Federal Loan****


Median Private Loan****


Median LLCC Loan****


** Many students attend part-time and are not able to complete the certificate in the amount of time indicated in the LLCC catalog. Students may also work on multiple degrees/certificates simultaneously, which often lengthens their time to completion.

***Calculated from FY10,11,12 respondents to employment status on the LLCC Career & Technical Graduate Follow-up Survey

****This is the median loan amount borrowed by certificate completers in 2010-2011.