Medical Coding & Billing Clerk

  • Medical Coding & Billing Clerk

    This Medical Coding & Billing Clerk one semester, 2-course program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Medical Insurance Coding & Billing Specialist in a hospital, medical care center, doctor's office, or an insurance agency.  Students are instructed in the complexities of reading, decoding, and coding of medical procedures for billing purposes. It includes classroom instruction with hands on training and online assignments.

     This program covers: Billing procedures and standard insurance claim forms; Risk Management; HCPCS/CPT coding and its principles; Computerized Billing; Claim Search; Authorizing Procedures; HIPAA (Privacy Act) Requirements; Chart Review; Abstracting of Inpatient Charges; Medical Terminology; and Anatomy & Physiology

     This program also prepares students to be qualified to apply for the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam.  Students attaining this National Certificate receive compensation that is far above the average. This national certificate requires additional expenses, beyond class costs. At the end of the semester program, Medical Coding & Billing Students will receive a Medical Coding & Billing Program Certificate of Completion and be ready to work immediately as a Medical Coding & Billing Clerk.   

     Medical Terminology with Anatomy & Physiology is a pre-requisite course. It may be taken concurrently in the same semester.

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    18 weeks x 3 day x 4 hours = 216 course hours for Medical Coding & Billing Course

    12 hours per week

    T W TH 5:00pm -9:00pm

    18 weeks x 1 day x 4 hours = 72 course hours for Medical Terminology with Anatomy & Physiology

    4 hours per week

    F 8:30am – 12:30pm

     288 total hours for Medical Coding & Billing Clerk Program


     Job Outlook
    California Growth % Rates (2016-2026)
    California $22.19 hourly 8% growth rate

Additional Prerequisite Courses Required for Certification


    1. Medical Terminology with Anatomy & Physiology– see Medical Program Certification Courses section