2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook 
    
    May 23, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding, AAS (Pierre Location)


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Over the next three years, the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium will work together with rural health care facilities and high schools to develop and expand innovative training programs to increase the number of adults earning certificates, degrees, and diplomas.

Beginning in the fall of 2015, Southeast Technical Institute will offer classes in Medical Coding for the Pierre area.  By attending Saturday sessions, every other week, this program can be completed in one year (including summers).  This program will prepare professionals in classifying and indexing diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis using nationally recognized coding systems. Upon completion of this program, students in the Pierre area cohort may apply to sit for the Certified Professional Coder examinations sponsored through AAPC.

Please see Health Student Handbook  for additional/adjusted rules, regulations and policies regarding your program.

  • Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL ) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the Southeast Tech Support Center.)
Medical Coding, AAS  
Medical Coding, AAS: Admission Requirements  
Medical Coding, AAS: Total Program Fees (estimate)   

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 71


Satisfactory completion of the above classes are required to take the following:


Fall Semester


All Semester


First 1/2 of the semester


Second 1/2 of the semester


Spring Semester


All Semester


First 1/2 of the semester


Second 1/2 of the semester


Summer Semester (12 weeks)


Additional Information


Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

You can choose any courses from the suggested Tech Electives below. Please see your Program Advisor for other Technical Elective options.

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