Medical Coding Admissions
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Medical Coding Certificate (MCC) Program is by selection. The Admissions Committee for the MCC Program reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Students wishing to apply for admission to the Medical Coding Program must submit a completed Medical Coding Program application to the Division of Allied Health no later than October 1 each year. The duration of this program is 12 months and starts in January of each year.
The Medical Coding Certificate program coding courses are transferable into the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology for students interested in earning an advanced degree.
To be eligible for admission to the Medical Coding program students must:
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college courses and a grade of “C” or better in prerequisite English, Science, Math, Speech, Health Sciences, and HEIT courses. Grade point averages are calculated on the basis of all courses taken, including those repeated.
- Be able to meet the program’s technical standards.
- Have completed or in the process of completing Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Basic Pathophysiology/Pharmacology, and Introduction to Health Care Information Systems with a grade of a “C” or better.
NOTE: Science courses over 10 years will require repetition. Check with the Allied Health Admissions Advisor.