Medical Billing and Coding

The 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 qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)—Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC). 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. The program will run from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020. Payment plan available.

Prerequisite: 1) English language competency. An ESL evaluation is strongly recommended. To schedule your evaluation, please call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5785 and ask for an appointment to take the ESL test. There is no charge. 2) Must be at least 18 years of age.

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

The following courses are required to earn this certificate:


Medical Office Electronic Health Records
Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coders
Medical Insurance


Medical Coding I
Medical Coding II

Upcoming Courses

Note: Due to COVID-19, classes may be postponed at any time.

Medical Coding 1 | CRN: 1416 | Fee: $498 | 1/22-5/17 | Online | Instructor: Elaine Ippolito

Medical Coding 2 | CRN: 1417 | Fee: $498 | 1/22-5/17 | Online | Instructor: Jill Flannigan

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 when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Health Information Professionals Week


Marjorie Valentin

Associate Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 860-343-5716
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Evelyn Garcia

Interim Continuing Education Assistant
Phone: 860-343-5782
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414