Home Care Coding Specialty

The Home Care Coding Specialty course (ALHE 230) is an online, self-paced course delivered with instructor support. The course prepares students for the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) certification exam offered through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC). The course includes 20 learning modules that students complete over the course of a single semester.

Successful students are highly self-directed, organized, detail-oriented, accurate and able to meet deadlines. Students will learn how to:

  • Access relevant patient documentation
  • Assign accurate diagnosis codes
  • Discuss work with physicians, clinicians and practice administrators
  • Maintain legal and ethical standards as determined by policy, regulatory and professional expectations

Students enrolled in this course will have access to an employer resource to to provide guidance through the credentialing and employment process.

Access to course content and material is provided through the college’s learning management system (LMS), Moodle.

Students who have no previous health care background are encouraged to enroll in the ALHE 227 Medical Terminology course prior to or concurrent with completing the Home Care Coding Specialty course (ALHE 230), but it is not a prerequisite for the Home Care Coding Specialty course (ALHE 230).

View and download the course flyer.


Students enrolled in an online course are required to take the Online Learner Orientation course (KCCS C100). The no-cost, non-credit course should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will provide guidance on how to navigate Moodle. For steps on how to register and access the Online Learner Orientation course, please visit The Bridge

Tuition & Fees

 Residency Total Tuition & Fees
Residents and Active Military  $1,175.00
Non-residents  $1,510.00
Indiana residents  $1,515.00
Out-of-state/international resident  $1,886.25

Additional Costs

Students with demonstrated financial need may apply for a scholarship to help cover or off-set the cost of the textbook. For more information, please contact the KCC Foundation office at 269-965-4161 or by email at kccfoundation@kellogg.edu.


All students, including those paying with financial aid and scholarships, have two payment options:

Failure to complete one of these steps within 24 hours will automatically drop you from your classes. For more information about signing up for a payment plan, contact the Business Office at 269-965-4140.

To Register

  1. Apply online via the Application process. If you need assistance at any point, contact the college Admissions Office at 269-965-4153 or adm@kellogg.edu.
  2. Sign up (register) for class:
    1. First, we need to know where you live so we know which tuition rate applies to you.
      • This verification, known as establishing residency, can be done in person in the Hub or by contacting the Registrar’s office at 269-965-5522 or regoffice@kellogg.edu.
    2. Register for class by logging into the Bruin Portal or visiting one of our campuses in Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater or Hastings.
      1. Register and complete the Online Learner Orientation prerequisite
        • Search for course: KCCS C100
        • This course should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
        • Students should be able to register for and access the Home Care Coding Specialty course (ALHE 230) within 24-hours of completing the Online Learner Orientation prerequisite.
      2. Register for the Home Care Coding Specialty course
        • Search for course: ALHE 230
        • Log in to Moodle and access the Home Care Coding Specialty course (ALHE 230) under “My Courses”

If you experience difficulty registering, please contact the Registrar’s office at 269-965-5522 or regoffice@kellogg.edu. For assistance with technical issues, please contact the Help Desk at 269-965-4148.

Recommended Course Technology

The following technology is recommended  for students interested in participating in the Home Care Coding Specialty course:

  • A computer with:
    • 8 gigs RAM
    • Intel i5 processor (minimum)
    • Strong antivirus software (not McAfee)
    • Two monitors
  • A high-speed Internet connection