Medical Information Coder/Biller Selection Criteria Info
The Selection Committee is guided by a point system to select students once a year for acceptance into the Medical Information Coder/Biller College Credit Certificate program's core courses (HIMC); however, the final decision will be the responsibility of the Selection Committee. The applicant is responsible for providing the documentation necessary to support the point system, prior to the application deadline.
For complete information about our Selection Criteria, click a category.
Completion of Prerequisite Courses
The following support courses must be completed prior to application deadline with a grade of "C" or better, within the last 10 years:
|Course Number||Course Title||College Credits|
|HSC 1000||Introduction to Healthcare||3|
|HSC 1532*||Advanced Medical Terminology||3|
|BSCC 1084||Survey of Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|CGS 2100||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|HSC 1554||Patho-physiology & Pharmacology||3|
*NOTE, HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology - is not acceptable for the Medical Information
Coder Biller CCC.
Grade Point Average
Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, and at least 12 college credit hours, in order to apply to the program. All applicants will be ranked, highest to lowest, according to cumulative GPA.
Health Care Experience/ Education
The Selection Committee reserves the right to give special consideration for applicants who have experience in the health field. This experience could be in the form of graduating from a Health-related program and/or having at least one year of work experience in a healthcare setting.
To provide verification of work experience, please see Work Experience form for documentation of position and dates worked in the health setting and reference from a supervisor. Work experience is calculated based on the start of employment/volunteering. Any health care programs not evident on transcripts should be supported by providing a copy of the completion certificate or other documentation. The Work Experience form must be completed entirely and turned in by the application deadline.
To provide verification of completion of a health-related program, please submit an unofficial transcript from the institution and/or diploma/certification earned from institution.
Submit a one-page, typed essay on the topic, “Why are you choosing to enter the Health Information profession as a Medical Information Coder/Biller?”
Point System (if applicable)
In the event of numerous applicants with competitive GPA's, the following point system will be used to select the accepted students:
Each course is worth a maximum of 5 points. There is a total of 25 possible points. An "A" is worth 5 points. A "B" is worth 3 points. A "C" is worth 1 point. Only courses completed within the last 10 years can be used for bonus points.
College Credit Courses:
- Microcomputer Applications
- Survey of Anatomy & Physiology -OR- Anatomy & Physiology I & II (combined)
- Introduction to Health Care
- Advanced Medical Terminology
- Patho-physiology & Pharmacology
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College complies with state and federal laws and does not deny equal access to individuals based on disability, race, ethnicity, color, genetics, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender preference, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation. EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Visit the Human Resources section of the College's website for more information.