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2024-2025 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Vincennes University Catalog

Medical Coding Certificate 6158, C.P.C.


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A Certificate of Program Completion

The Medical Coding curriculum includes a broad base of required Health Information Management courses. These courses enhance the students’ potential for seeking employment in a health care service agency. This certificate of completion is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medical coding or related fields and can lead to enrollment into the Health Information Management (AS/CT) program. 

Admission Requirements
  1. Meet admission requirements of the University.
  2. Qualify for placement into ENGL 079/ENGL 101 or qualify for placement into ENGL 101 as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University) or have appropriate college level credit.
  3. Qualify for placement into MATH 016 or equivalent or higher or have appropriate college level credit as determined by placement test scores (e.g. SAT, ACT, or other standardized placement tests as accepted by Vincennes University).
  4. Have no grade less than C in any required general education course. Applicants with grades less than C in course are not eligible for admission. Required may only be repeated one time in order to raise the grade to a C or better. This includes prerequisites to required courses.
  5. Must have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology (C or above) within the last five years to be considered for credit.
  6. Must have successfully completed HIMT courses (C or above) within the last five years to be considered for credit.
  7. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  8. Applicants with no previous college credit with a GED may be admitted based on appropriate placement scores.
  9. Must complete the program within five years of the start date of the first HIMT class taken.
Standards for Progression and Graduation

Satisfactory completion of all courses with a grade of C or above. Failure to meet this requirement for the (HIMT) courses will result in a withdrawal of the student from the Medical Coding Certificate program. A student who receives a D or F twice in any course in the MCC curriculum, after being admitted to the Medical Coding Certificate program, will be dismissed from the Medical Coding Certificate program and not allowed to reapply.

  1. Have no grade less than C in any required course. Applicants with grades less than C in required courses are not eligible for admission. Required courses may only be repeated one time in order to raise the grade to a C or better. This includes prerequisites to required courses.
  2. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all HIMT courses.  Failure to achieve a grade of C or better in any HIMT course will result in dismissal from the program. Students may be eligible for readmission (see readmission policy).
  3. Students must complete all required courses with a grade of C or better concurrently with or prior to the recommended course sequence.
Readmission Policy

Readmission standards apply to any student that was previously unsuccessful or withdrew from the Medical Coding Certificate program or any student that did not meet the Standards for Progression and Graduation.

  1. Students may be readmitted to the program one time only.
  2. Students seeking readmission must submit a new application for the program. 
  3. Prior courses that were completed with a grade of C or better within the past five years will not have to be repeated.
Appeal Policy

Students that fail to meet Standards for Progression and Graduation have the right to appeal to the Medical Coding Certificate Admissions Committee.  Appeals must be in writing and sent to hshp@vinu.edu.  Readmission to the Medical Coding Certificate program is not guaranteed.

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