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Medical Billing & Coding +

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This certificate is designed for students looking for employment in the growing field of medical billing and coding and prepares students to take the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam through the National Healthcare Association. The curriculum also aligns with the content of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examination for Certified Professional Coders (CPC). To obtain the CPC credential, students will be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience in addition to passing the CPC certification exam. Those who pass the CPC, but have not yet met the work experience requirement, will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A). Students should review the AAPC’s certification requirements for additional information.

Students who complete the Medical Billing & Coding certificate can apply those courses to CCV’s Health Science (A.S.)  program.

Medical Billing & Coding Semester Map

Medical Billing and Coding to Health Science - Certificate to Degree Map

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Medical Billing & Coding certificate will be able to:


  • understand the role, standards, and clinical practice guidelines of agencies such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS) as they relate to the patient record and describe the financial consequences of not meeting the standards;
  • examine laws and ethics related to maintenance of data accuracy, security, patient privacy, confidentiality, and proper release of health information within manual and computerized information systems and considering government regulations;
  • employ knowledge of medical terminology and human body systems to identify and properly code diagnoses, procedures, and services;
  • demonstrate proficiency in writing, technological literacy, and interpersonal communication;
  • pepare to complete industry certifications with a passing score; and
  • explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.



Total credits: 30


Background checks are common in healthcare fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.

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