Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Medical Coding & Billing: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 760 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
TB 425
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Karl Jorgensen, Darcie Wheeler

Program Description
This non-credit training program prepares students to pass the National Medical Coding Certification Exam (CPC-A) and work in outpatient medical coding areas of hospitals, larger medical clinics, medical supply companies and doctors’ offices. It provides basic clerical training in computer concepts, Internet, e-mail, word basics, medical terminology, insurance billing, medical accounting/patient scheduling software, outpatient coding, (CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS), HIPAA Certification and spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on customer service relations. This curriculum includes an 80-hour cooperative externship at a medical facility billing and/or coding department.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • 43-3021.02 Billing Cost and Rate Clerk

Total Program/Course Fees
Tuition and student fees:

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 49 weeks based on a minimum of 16 hours per week. Less than 16 hours per week will increase time to completion.

Program Entry Requirements
Prospective students must have been assessed (TABE) within 90 days prior to enrollment:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Obtain entry level customer service and business writing skills.

1, 2

Obtain entry level work experience by completing an externship.

1, 6

Demonstrate entry level coding and medical terminology knowledge.


Demonstrate skills in computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the medical office environment.

1, 7

Demonstrate skills in office etiquette and professionalism.

1 ,6

Obtain training and skills in job seeking, preparation, and interviewing required to be hired and succeed in the workplace.