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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Medical Coding & Billing (KMC2)

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.


Certificate of Proficiency: 865 Hours


Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online 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

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-3354. 

Required Courses (865 Clock Hours)

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0251
Title Customer Service
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0246
Title Business Communication
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0189
Title Word Processing
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0121
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 40
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0131
Title Anatomy
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0310
Title Medical Law & Ethics
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0201
Title Outpatient Medical Coding
Clock Hours 170
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0140
Title Medical Office Software
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0191
Title Spreadsheets
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0220
Title Medical Insurance/Pharmacy
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KMCB 0211
Title MCB Externship
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Prerequisite

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,972.20
  • Student Fees: $129.75
  • Lab Fees: $50.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1,365.11

Total Estimated Cost: $3,557.06 (subject to change without notice)


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.


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 to 24 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
  • 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!


Gainful Employment Disclosure

Medical Coding and Billing


Other

Due to yearly changes in the national medical codes, guidelines and national certification exams, and in order to ensure sufficient time for completion, students interested in the full program of study should not enroll during the months of May through July.

Similarly, students interested in Personalized Professional Training (PPT), who would like to sit for the national AAPC test which is held four times per year, may wish to take the trio of PPT courses to prepare for this examination (Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Outpatient Coding). Students should not begin the trio of PPT courses between May through September.

Students who enroll past the listed time-frames will be in danger of not finishing the Outpatient Coding course in time to take the last national medical coding certification exam for that year.

Check with an Advisor or the Department Coordinator for further information.

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