Medical Coding (Non-credit)
Students may elect to sit for certification exams offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders () and/or the American Health Information Management Association (). Since students must meet the respective organizationâ€™s examination criteria, practical experience is recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams.
Tuition per course: $161-$182
Books for Coding Courses (see note below): $500-$700
Credentialing Exam (AAPC or AHIMA): $299-$399
Note: Codebooks are updated in January each year. Since current year codebooks are required for the certification exam, students may have to purchase a second set of codebooks depending on when they complete the courses and sit for the exam. Instructors will be using the current year codebooks.
Courses must be taken in the following order:
- Terminology for Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Coding I
- Medical Coding II
- Medical Coding Exam Prep Bootcamp
Courses are offered in various semesters.
The most efficient and cost-effective course sequence is starting in the fall due to the requirement to have the most current codebooks:
Fall â€“ Terminology for Anatomy and Physiology
Spring â€“ Medical Coding I
Summer â€“ Medical Coding II
Fall â€“ Medical Coding Exam Prep Bootcamp
- New students or students applying for grants - Download and complete the registration form, including the course number and course title found below. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Returning students - View registration options (online or by mail). If you plan to register online, first contact Program Director, Jessica Vaughan at email@example.com with the course number and title so she can confirm that you meet any prerequisite requirements and you are cleared to register.