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Medical Coding & Billing (KMC2)

Certificate of Proficiency
865 Hours

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.

Occupations in this Area

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

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,928.95
  • Student Fees: $129.75
  • Lab Fees: $50.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1,454.16

Total Estimated Cost: $3,602.86
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

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

Need a little help with keyboarding or 10 key? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville/Redwood Campus

4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Mon - Thu, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Other

Specific Interest Courses: Students who would like to sit for the national AAPC test, which is held four times per year, may wish to take specific interest courses to prepare. Courses are scheduled to ensure completion by the scheduled AAPC test date. Check with an Admissions Advisor or the Department Coordinator for scheduled dates.

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.



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 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

Required Courses: (865 Clock Hours)

Course

Title 

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KAOS 0251

Customer Service

60

A

KAOS 0246

Business Communication

90

A

KAOS 0189

Word Processing

80

A

KAOS 0191

Spreadsheets

80

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

KMCB 0121

Medical Terminology

40

A

KMCB 0131

Anatomy

70

A

KMCB 0140

Medical Office Software

70

A

KMCB 0310

Medical Law & Ethics

50

A

KMCB 0201

Outpatient Medical Coding

170

A

KMCB 0220

Medical Insurance/Pharmacy

30

A

KMCB 0242

HIS Externship

80

A

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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