Medical Coding and Billing

Certificate of Proficiency

Credits: 44  |   Length of Program: 5 quarters

Subject: Medical Coding & Billing

Medical Coding and Billing - Certificate of Proficiency

The Medical Coding and Billing Program is designed for persons interested in becoming medical coders and billers. Medical coders check medical records and notes to assign codes for illnesses, injuries, procedures, and diagnoses. Medical billers know insurance plans, regulations, and guidelines. Both use this knowledge to assign codes for preparing insurance claims and preparing invoices. They maintain records in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system.  

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Career Opportunities

Medical coders and billers work in inpatient facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) and outpatient facilities (clinics, physician offices, ambulatory clinics, etc.).  Graduates may also be employed by state or federal health agencies, insurance firms, or pharmaceutical companies. See Healthcare » Medical Billing and Coding for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes



Length of Program

One year Certificate Program

Application Process / How to Apply

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of SPSCC’s Billing and Coding One Year Certificate Program are prepared to use their skills in critical thinking and data analysis as well as their understanding of relationships and responsibilities to:

  • Demonstrate competencies as a valuable member of the administrative medical office team by accurately performing billing and coding procedures to effectively and efficiently process medical claims
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors within the medical billing and coding work environment
  • Communicate effectively and professionally electronically, orally, and in writing with peers, clients, and other health care professionals in a diverse interdisciplinary environment
Ed Plan / Class List
Entry Requirements


General Education Requirements




Revision Date: 
May 1, 2020