New River Community College is offering medical coding foundations career studies certificate programs with classes beginning this fall.
Medical Coding Foundations I and Medical Coding Foundations II prepare students for a high-salary career in the in-demand field of medical coding. Medical Coding Foundations I provides foundational knowledge in medical terminology and medical coding that prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
As a short-term program, Medical Coding Foundations I can be completed fully online in two semesters, less than one year. This program leads to entry-level jobs while Medical Coding II, also a two-semester program, leads to technician-level employment in medical facilities and provides advanced knowledge in anatomy and physiology for administrative health professionals.
Upon completion of the career studies certificate, students are employable as entry-level medical billing, coding, data entry employees, medical coders, medical office managers, and medical records managers.
Students who enroll in these programs may be eligible for free tuition through the Virginia
Community College’s new G3 assistance program. The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in designated programs leading to jobs in high-demand fields. For more information on G3 eligibility, visit www.nr.edu/g3.
For more information about medical coding programs, visit www.nr.edu/ast/aa_cert.php or email instructor Sharon Edwards at email@example.com.