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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
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Medical Coding & Billing: CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 803 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: South City Campus
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Liliana Rodriguez 801-957-3469

Program Faculty:
Professors − Jeanne Noble, Dee Ann Jensen
Associate Professors − Sally Williams, Vonadean McFarland, Karl Jorgensen
Assistant Professors − Diego Pardo

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, keyboarding/skill building, word processing, ten-key, medical filing, medical terminology, insurance billing, medical accounting/patient scheduling software, outpatient coding, (CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS), HIPPA Certification and spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on customer service and life skills. 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 and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerk
  • 43-3021.02 Billing Cost and Rate Clerk
  • 43-3021.01 Statement Clerk

Program Entry Requirements:
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Vocabulary: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Total Language: 10.0
  • Good Dexterity

Total Program/Course Fees:
Please visit the following program website for up-to-date cost information:

Estimated Time to Completion:
803 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2 - Communicate Effectively
  3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  5 - Civic Engagement
  6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
  7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
Entry level customer service and life skills 1
Entry level work experience 1
Entry level coding and medical terminology 1
Entry level skills in basic office equipment and software 1, 7
Entry level skills in office etiquette and professionalism 1, 6

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