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Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (C25310B)


This certificate is designed to provide students with the medical billing and coding competencies needed for medical office administration employment and prepare students to sit for various coding certification exams. Upon completion, students will be prepared for industry-recognized certification exams. Courses within this certificate may be applied to the Medical Office Administration Associate in Applied Science degree.

Course Sequence

Summer Semester Class Lab Credit
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 3
3 0 3
Fall Semester
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 3
OST 247 Procedure Coding 2 2 3
OST 248 Diagnostic Coding 2 2 3
7 4 9
Spring Semester
OST 148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 0 3
OST 249 Medical Coding Certification Preparation 2 3 3
6 3 6

Employment Outlook

Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

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Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


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