Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Medical Coding & Billing: CP (SLTC)(CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 760 Clock Hours

Program Website
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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:
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

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

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

Program Requirements

Time to Completion

Estimated time to completion is 48 weeks based on a minimum of 16 hours per week. Less than 16 hours per week will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Obtain entry level customer service and business writing skills. [1,2]
  • Obtain entry level work experience by completing an externship. [1,7]
  • Demonstrate entry level coding and medical terminology knowledge. [1]
  • Demonstrate skills in computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the medical office environment. [1,9]
  • Demonstrate skills in office etiquette and professionalism. [1,7]
  • Obtain training and skills in job seeking, preparation, and interviewing required to be hired and succeed in the workplace. [1]