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Medical Coding & Billing Certificate

The Medical Coding & Billing Certificate is a 25-credit program. The courses can be taken in the classroom or online.  This program prepares students to work in the healthcare field as a liaison between the medical office and insurance companies.

In this profession you will organize, manage and code health information data.  You use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries and to maintain patient’s medical and treatment histories.

First Year

Must complete all courses in degree with a “C” or above to graduate

First Semester

AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
AH125Introductory A&P for Allied Health4

Second Semester

HM125**Medical Coding I 3
AH202Health Insurance & Billing3
BT160Microcomputer Applications3

Third Semester

BT130Business Communications3
HM225**Medical Coding II3
HM226**Electronic Health Systems3
  • *Testing Required
  • **These courses require another course to be taken prior
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Upon completion of the Medical Coding & Billing Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills appropriate for the work environment.
    2. Apply knowledge of federal and state regulations to maintain patient confidentiality and perform job roles correctly.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency with general office technology and technology specific to the profession.



Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

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