CCC and Camden County College offering joint degree program
With rapid advances in the way medical records are compiled and stored, health information technology and medical coding have become two of the top job opportunities of the new millennium.
A joint-degree program, in which Cumberland County College has partnered with Camden County College, makes it possible for students to earn an Academic Certificate in Medical Coding, or an A.A.S. degree in Health Information Technology in a short amount of time.
Scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2013, the department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the code sets that are currently used by the health care industry to report diagnoses and procedures. Trained medical professionals will act as a vital bridge to that conversion.
Medical Coders provide an essential role in managing health information that allows hospitals and physician offices to receive payment for services. The Cumberland/Camden certificate program provides students with job-readiness skills, and can be completed as either a full-time or part-time student.
The associate degree in applied science for Health Information Technology provides students with an education focused on building career skills and competencies. Upon successful program completion, graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician examination offered by the AHIMA.
For complete details about either program of study, contact Dorothy Abruzzo-Klumpp at 856-691-8600 ext. 286, or email firstname.lastname@example.org