School of Applied Technology

Medical Coding & Billing (KMC2)

Certificate of Proficiency
803 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: $1,686.30
  • Student Fees: $120.45
  • Lab Fees: $354.50
  • Books/Supplies: $1,146.00

Total Estimated Cost: $3,307.25
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

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

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Vocabulary: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Total Language: 10.0

Good Dexterity

Available Class Schedules

South City Campus

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Outpatient Coding and New ICD-10 classes starting soon!  Call for details

 

Required Courses: (803 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0115

Keyboarding/Skillbuilding

 80

A

 

KAOS 0145

Basic Ten-Key

 25

A

 

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

 30

A

 

KAOS 0185

Basic Word Processing

 40

A

 

KAOS 0225

Intermediate Business Communication

 58

A

 

KACT 0125

Comprehensive Spreadsheets

 80

A

 

KAOS 0250

Customer Service Life Skills

 60

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job-seeking Skills

 15

A

 

KMCB 0110

Medical Filing

 15

A

 

KMCB 0120

Medical Terminology

 30

A

 

KMCB 0130

Anatomy

 40

A

KMCB 0120 Medical Terminology

KMCB 0140

Medical Office Software

 70

A

 

KMCB 0200

Outpatient Medical Coding

150

A

KMCB 0120 Medical Terminology and KMCB 0130 Anatomy

KMCB 0221

Medical Insurance/Pharmacology

 30

A

 

KMCB 0210

Cooperative Externship 1

 80

 

 

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 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 life skills 

1

Entry level work experience

1

Entry level coding and medical terminology

1

Entry level skills in basic office equipment and software

1, 7

Entry level skills in office etiquette and professionalism

1, 6

Department Contact Info

South City Campus
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

 

Academic Advisor
Liliana Rodriguez
801-957-3469

Locations

Professors
Jeanne Noble
Dee Ann Jensen

Associate Professors
Sally Williams
Vonadean McFarland
Karl Jorgensen

Assistant Professors
Diego Pardo