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Associate Degree

Medical Coding
Online Associate Degree Program


May 6th

20 Mo.

Program Length






Cost Per Credit

Associate Degree

Medical Coding
Online Associate Degree Program

Earn a degree in medical coding and start carving a new career path

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 45 approved credits
Format100% online coursework you can take right at home
Start fast6 start dates per year
BenefitsIncludes training in inpatient (ICD-10), outpatient (CPT) and advanced coding; Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam prep
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
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Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding

Overview: Medical Coding Associate Degree

The Associate of Science/Applied Science in Medical Coding is a 60-credit undergraduate degree program which prepares you for a career in medical coding.

The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in medical terminology, patient privacy, classification of diseases, current procedural terminology coding, insurance adjudication, and much more.

Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start May 6th

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Medical Coding Associate Degree Program Curriculum

Herzing University’s online associate’s degree in medical coding program provides students with a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. 

You'll learn basic and advanced coding methods, principles of patient privacy and ethical conduct, and graduate fully prepared for an entry-level medical coding position.

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding2060
i. Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Required Courses

All courses, 34.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Capstone or Internship

4.00 semester credit hours are required.

** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required two terms prior to internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

1.00 semester credit hours are required.

General Education Requirements - Associate

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications EN 104 – English Composition I EN 111- Information Literacy EN 116 – Speech 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities HU 140 – Cultural Diversity HU 240 – Introduction to Humanities 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics MA 109 – College Algebra 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science SC 144 – Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology* 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences PS 101 – Psychology *This requirement is being met by the programmatic science course requirement, SC 144, above.

Advancing Your Education

When greater career options are calling you, we're here to help you advance your Herzing education. You can move from medical coding into management positions in the area of medical records and health information documentation by earning a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Associate of Science in Medical Coding program is $464 per credit.1

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

i. Financial Commitment Scholarship eligibility requirements: Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000 in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.


What coding certifications will I be eligible for?

Completing the associate degree program in medical coding prepares you for two top industry certification exams, among others:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Exam prep is included as part of the curriculum. After graduation you will become eligible for several industry certifications.

By getting educated and earning experience in the field you may qualify for further certification in the future.1

Additional certifications

After completing the medical coding degree program, you can also become eligible for several other coding certifications:i

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P)
  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

i. Preparation for these specific certification exams is not part of our curriculum. But your training can help you qualify for certifications in areas of your choosing.


Medical coding associate degree program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements for the Herzing University Medical Coding degree program include:

  1. Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  2. Achieve the minimum score on one of several options for entrance testing, including the Wonderlic, ACT or SAT
  3. Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  4. Fill out an enrollment application

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