Medical Billing and Coding

woman works on computerThe Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program is designed for those who want to begin medical billing and coding careers or prepare for a nationally recognized certification exam. The training in this program provides the necessary skills required by employers seeking a medical biller or medical coder. Medical billers are responsible for submitting claims to insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and in some instances, patients themselves on behalf of their employers or clients. Professional medical coders transform verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric codes. The coding of health-related data permits access to medical records by diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education. Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)—Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) and/or the AAPC Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam. For more information on the national certification exams or student membership with the AAPC or AHIMA, please visit either or This program takes nine months to complete and runs over the course of two semesters. Payment plans available.

Prerequisite: 1) Proficiency in English and proof of high school diploma or GED is required. 2) Must be at least 18 years of age. 3) Students must be comfortable using computer systems.

Students who pass the CPC exam are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College.

To Apply: To register for this class, please submit your registration form through our secure portal using the link below.

The following courses are required to earn this certificate:

First Semester ($2,503 First Semester Total)

Medical Office Electronic Health Records ($799)
Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coders ($829)
Medical Insurance ($875)

Second Semester ($2,450 Second Semester Total)

Medical Coding I ($1,225)
Medical Coding II ($1,225)

Program total cost: $4,953 (includes books & exam fees)

Courses for Fall 2024: Now Enrolling

CRN: 80858 | Medical Terminology and Anatomy Hybrid | Meets in person every other Wednesday starting on 8/28 from 5:30–7 p.m. (all other coursework is to be completed asynchronously online) | Fee: $829 (includes books & exam fees) | 8/28–12/16/2024 | Instructor: Jill Flanigan

CRN: 80861 | Medical Office EHR Hybrid | Meets on 9/4, 9/18 and 10/2 from 5:30–7 p.m. (all other coursework is to be completed asynchronously online) | Fee: $799 (includes books & exam fees) | 8/28–10/15/2024 | Instructor: Jill Flanigan

CRN: 80862 | Medical Insurance Hybrid | Meets on 10/23, 11/6 and 11/20 from 5:30–7 p.m. (all other coursework is to be completed asynchronously online) | Fee: $875 (includes books & exam fees) | 8/29–12/18/2024 | Instructor: Jill Flanigan


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

The total cost of CT Statewide Healthcare Industry Pathway (CT SHIP) project is $6.9M.  $3.4M (49%) is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grant and another $3.5M (51%) is committed through non-federal state and local resources.

USDOL funding is available for eligible students in this program. For more information, please contact Continuing Education at 860-343-5865 or Learn more about the CT SHIP program here.