Associate of Science Degree Program
96 Quarter Credits
1160 Clock Hours
The objective of the Medical Billing and Coding Program is to instruct students how to properly and accurately bill for patient services and procedures. Students will be taught basic Medical Terminology, Human Diseases, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, as well as Medical Billing and Coding. This program will prepare students to be proficient at employing the universal coding system.
The program prepares students to become Medical Billing and Coding Specialists. The instruction is intended for students seeking to be employed by organizations which maintain medical records, such as doctor’ offices and hospitals. Students will be issued an Associate of Science degree upon completion of the program, meeting all course requirements and fulfilling all financial obligations. Certification is recommended but not required to work in the field.
Program is offered via distance education at the Miami Campus.
Credential: Associate of Science degree
Normal Time to complete the program: Approximately 1 ½ year
On-time graduation rate for completers: 100%
Occupation by Name: Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks
SOC Code: 43.3021.02
Program Cost: $20,050 (registration fee - $50)
Placement Rate: 100% for academic year 2011-12.
Median Loan Debt Figures: $9,498.40