South Suburban College’s Coding Specialist Program opens enrollment

Coding specialist

Both fall and spring

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 9, 2019) – South Suburban College’s Coding Specialist Program is now offering a dual enrollment cycle for the fall and spring semesters. New students will be able to take prerequisites or the first semester of Coding classes this fall starting on August 19, or during spring semester in January of 2020.

The Coding Specialist Program provides specialized training in a variety of settings where diagnostic and procedural data are coded for reimbursement and other data collection purposes.

The Coding Specialist Program at SSC is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation for Professional Certificate Approval Programs (PCAP). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the following coding exams administered by the AHIMA:

  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Coding is a full-time program offered on SSC’s main campus in South Holland with a few selected courses available at the college’s Oak Forest Center. The Coding prerequisites include:

  • Completion of MTH 093, RDG 082, ENG 099 or comparable placement scores
  • HIT 100 (Foundations of Health Information Technology); must take at SSC
  • HIT 103 (Medical Terminology)
  • BIO 115 (Human Body Structure)
  • HIT 108 (Pathophysiology with Pharmacology)

SSC’s Department of Allied Health & Career Programs offers a wide range of healthcare career opportunities to students. The college’s instructors are experts in their respective fields and the curricula are designed to meet the standards set by the accrediting agencies to provide the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce.

For more information, please contact the Department of Allied Health & Career Programs at 708-596-2000, x2204 or visit www.ssc.edu/success. South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.

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