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Medical Records Coding

Published or Revised October 13, 2020

The Medical Records Coding Program is designed to prepare individuals to function effectively in the information management of the health care industry under the supervision of a medical records supervisor. As part of the information management team, the medical records coding associate will provide evidence for appropriate coding of the patient record to assist in reimbursement via private or governmental means.

Graduates are eligible to work in the information management areas in acute care and/or healthcare provider offices, and will be eligible to take the Certificate Examination for Coding Associate to qualify as a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).

Admissions Procedures for Medical Records Coding Program

The Medical Records Coding Program’s admission application is available at the beginning of January for those who wish to apply. Completed and signed applications are accepted year-round. The program begins in the Spring Semester and concludes the following Spring Semester; the core courses begin in the second summer session.

Along with the completed and signed application, the following must also be submitted:

  • Official high school transcript or G.E.D.
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Required references at the time of applications.
  • Immunization records.

To receive a Medical Records Coding application by mail or to pick one up in person, contact the Health Occupations staff at 903.782.0734.

Students who have not been enrolled in the previous five years may be requested to resubmit all transcripts.

Admission to Medical Records Coding Program is dependent upon:

  • General academic courses.
  • GPA – required courses.
  • References.
  • Available space.

For more information about PJC's medical records coding program, contact Jennifer Washington, Medical Records Coding Coordinator / Instructor, at 903.782.0731 or