School of Applied Technology
Medical Coding Billing (KMC2)
Certificate of Proficiency
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.
Occupations in this Area
For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/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
Tuition and Fees
Total Estimated Cost: $3,602.86
(subject to change without notice)
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 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.
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!
Available Class Schedules
4600 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Mon – Thu, 9:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes