Feb 04, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

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

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Certificate of Proficiency | 865 Clock Hours

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

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

Program Description
This program prepares students to work in the outpatient medical coding areas of hospitals, larger medical clinics, 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, and spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on customer service and life skills.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

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

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

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Total Language: 10.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing.  
  • 10 Key speed of 5,000 sph (strokes per hour) on a 5-minute timing with 98% accuracy.

Total Program/Course Fees
Please visit the following program website for up-to-date cost information: http://www.slcc.edu/sat/programs/healthcare/medicalcoding.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion
865 Clock Hours

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
Entry level customer service and business writing skills 1, 2
Entry level work experience 1, 6
Entry level coding and medical terminology 1
Training and skills in computers and software applications required to obtain employment in the medical office environment 1, 7
Entry level skills in office etiquette and professionalism 1, 6
Training and skills in job seeking, preparation, and interviewing required to be hired and succeed in the workplace 1

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