Medical Billing & Medical Coding Certificate Program

Medical billers and medical coders are vital to healthcare facilities because they understand insurance contracts, official coding guidelines, and payment models to ensure the receipt of proper reimbursement for services provided to patients. Additionally, they act as patient advocates to confirm patients have been billed for services correctly and the medical codes accurately describe procedures performed and types of visits that occurred.

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program at WSCC is just three-semesters and fully online. With credentials built into the curriculum, you will be equipped you with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment. The curriculum is designed for a seamless transition to those who want to build on their knowledge and earn an associate degree in Health Information Management Technology.

Admission Requirements
  • Complete a Washington State Community College application for admission.
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED Certificate.
  • Submit an official high school transcript or GED Certificate, and official transcripts from any college(s) attended.
  • Complete an application for the Medical Billing & Coding Certificate program.
  • Submit three (3) non-family references.
  • Successfully completed the one-week free online readiness course. (Starts Monday @ 8:00am and ends Saturday @ 5:00pm every week.
  • Completed H.S. Algebra II (or higher) or MATH 0106.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when applying, and upon program entry.

Program Requirements

  • This program must be completed in a sequence of consecutive semesters.
  • A grade of “C” or above is required in all courses.

Employment Forecast

Nationally and regionally, the future outlook for careers in Medical Billing & Coding is above the national average. Credentials earned through this program are national credentials, which means you can apply outside of the state you reside for employment and have a valid credential.

To learn more:

Admissions
740.568.1900
admissions@wscc.edu

Health Sciences Office
740.885.5648

Christina Manley, Director of HIMT
740.374.8716 ext. 3723
cmanley1@wscc.edu