Medical Data


The Medical Data Technology program is a technical program designed to prepare students to work in medical office positions in doctors’ offices, health clinics, and other related organizations. The program of study familiarizes the student with ICD and CPT Codes. The student will understand the importance of accurate, complete, and consistent coding practices for the production of quality healthcare data.

Occupational Skills Training

  • Comprehensive coverage and integration of basic business skills
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills for today’s business world
  • Establish a foundation in medical terminology
  • Develop skills using accounting, transcription, and computer software applications
  • Apply guidelines of medical office appointment scheduling
  • Adhere to the ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification) coding conventions and official coding guidelines
  • Utilize skills, knowledge of currently mandated coding and classification systems, and official resources to select the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes
  • Adhere to the CPT (Current Procedural Technology) coding conventions by the rules and guidelines established by the American Medical Association

Requirements for Graduation

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of 66 semester credit hours of course work and OPAC certification testing.

Employment Opportunities

  • Coding Specialist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Information Secretary
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Unit Secretary

Courses Are Offered At These Locations

Jackson ATC

Courses for this program are also offered online


You can expect to take courses covering topics on Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Advanced Coding. For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.


Geanelle Adams
P: 601-857-3417

Jackson ATC
P: 601-987-8122

P: 601-936-5565

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