Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

About The Program

Administrative support professionals are responsible for performing and coordinating a wide range of activities, managing information flow, providing excellent customer service, and operating and maintaining a wide variety of office equipment. Organizations in a wide variety of industries, including the health care field and medical offices, rely on skilled administrative support staff to keep operations running efficiently and effectively.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Certificate Requirements  

Program Requirements

BUS 100

Foundations of Business Success


BTEC 104

Intro to Business Technology

BTEC 131
Intro to Spreadsheets 5
BTEC 135
Advanced Data Analysis 5
BTEC 161 Intro to ICD-10 Coding, Part I 5
BTEC 162 Intro to ICD-10 Coding, Part II 5
BTEC 163 CPT Coding 5
BTEC 164 Medical Office Law & Ethics 2
BTEC 165 Cultural Awareness for Care Professionals:DIV 5

BTEC 181

MEDA 101

Medical Terminology I OR

Medical Vocabulary I


BTEC 182

MEDA 102

Medical Terminology II OR

Medical Vocabulary II


MEDA 120

Survey of Human A & P 5

BUS 294

Career Success 2

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To earn a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate of Proficiency, you must complete a minimum of 68 credits and pass each course listed in program requirements with a C or above

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Communicate professionally in writing and speaking as appropriate to a business-or business-related work environment (GS Communication)
  • Apply objective, valid methods of inquiry and problem solving to draw rational, ethical, and coherent conclusions (GS Critical Thinking)
  • Apply mathematical information to perform tasks in business and information technology to work environments (GS Numeracy/Quant. Literacy)
  • Interact effectively with individuals and groups (GS Interpersonal Relations)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of business equipment, computer software, and technology for medical offices
  • Assign ICD codes to diagnoses and procedures
  • Assign CPT codes for medical services and procedures
  • Create and manage business documents, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Demonstrate competency in records management
  • Demonstrate proficiency in organizational skills and assigning priority
  • Demonstrate ethical decision making
Revised December 2021 (Effective Summer 2022)


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