NEW! Medical Coding (138 Hours)
This program will provide students with the skills and basic information needed to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through the AAPC and open doors to opportunities in the health specialty of medical coding. Individuals in this field of study may work in hospital and/or other medical office settings where it is necessary to assign code to diagnoses for billing and insurance purposes. Currently the national average salary for a Certified Medical Coder is approximately $34,000 or $16.00 per hour. Students in this program may be eligible for scholarship opportunities.
• Medical terminology as needed for assigning appropriate medical codes; • Recognition of medical terms and commonly used abbreviations in medical coding; • Coding guidelines;
• Utilization of coding manuals to assign diagnosis and procedure codes.
• Must be 18 years of age; • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of completion of GED requirements); • Demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, computerized placement test, or a TABE reading test; • Completion of the Career Readiness Certification for scholarship recipients.
Cost of Class:
• Tuition/Registration $180; • Text approximately $180
• Cost of test
Students in this program may receive help paying for class by calling 828.766.1297.
Please contact 828.682.7315 for more information.