Earn a Medical Billing and Coding Certificate from a 100% online university
Ready yourself for a career in medical office administration and Medical Billing and Coding in 12 months with a Medical Billing and Coding Certificate. Totaling in 36 semester hours, this certificate will given students the opportunity to master basic medical terminology, and will allow students to gain a strong science background. Some of these areas include Anatomy/Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology, as well as an increased knowledge of coding competencies used in medical offices and hospitals.
The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate is aligned with the most current legal and ethical standards as well as the latest U.S. billing, reimbursement, and coding standards from the International Classification of Diseases. A virtual Professional Practice Experience must also be completed in order to complete the certificate program.
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program Overview
After the completion of our Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program, you will be met with a surplus knowledge and ability in the medical office administration.
Over the course of 12 months, students will complete 36 credit hours. At a maximum, students may transfer in 9 semester hours from other programs. This program expands knowledge and expands skill sets to allow students to have the ability to work in the outpatient and inpatient medical settings. Additionally, students who complete the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program will be qualified to sit for an industry standard exam, with one exam sitting covered under the degree program.
Courses will be structured as follows: over the length of four weeks, each course will have four modules, and each module has weekly units that must be completed. Modules are made up of quizzes, assignments and discussion posts.
See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all program course offerings.
As courses in the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program build on each other, students must complete all required courses in order from the beginning of the program to the end. The program is built in such a way that each course uses curriculum and information from previous courses to build knowledge bases and expand understanding.
Aside from achieving academic excellence, Trident University offers the ability to complete all classes remotely from any location. This allows for active duty military student accessibility. Trident University also offers an extensive faculty and staff to ensure the success of students who are completing Medical Billing and Coding Certificates. These students will have an enriched understanding of the most up to date medical terminology, and will be prepared to enter careers using knowledge gained in the current ethical and U.S. coding standards.
- A diploma from an accredited or state approved high school, or its equivalent.
- Pre-admission Assessment
- Proof of English proficiency
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all transferable coursework, if applicable.
|Professional Certificate Programs||Minimum Residency Semester Hours||Maximum Transferable Semester Hours||Semester Hour Minimum required for completion of Certificate/Diploma|
|Medical Billing Certificate||18||9||27|
|Medical Billing and Coding Certificate||27||9||36|
- Medical Coder
- Medical Biller
- Medical Collections Professional
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|tuition type||program length||per course||per program|
|SAS Certificate||5 months||$1,900||$9,500|
|Certificate / Diploma||9 months||$1,311||$11,800|
- Books and Supplies: $0
- Bounced Check Fee: $30
- Course Materials: $0
- Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
- Doctoral Application Fee: $75 (non-refundable)
- Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
- Graduation Fee: $150
- Lab Fee: $25-69 (for students enrolled in courses with a lab portion)
- Official Transcript: $10 (rush fee $35)
- Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
- Payment Plan Set-up: $30 (non-refundable)
- Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
- Technology Fee: $0
- Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.
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