Medical Coding and Billing is an online course delivered via Moodle in two separate courses. The course is offered through Continuing Education as a short-term training course and consists of two sessions, Part I and Part II. Once students successfully complete Part I, they will move forward and register for Part II. Students must register and pay separately for each course. After successfully completing both courses, students may register for the National Board exam to earn their credentials. Students have the option of sitting for their exam through AHIMA or AAPC.

This course is a self-guided, 100% Online, Asynchronous learning course. Students may view instructional materials at any time and does not include a live video lecture component. Students have 24/7 access to this self-guided course to submit assignments. PCC recommends devoting 12 – 15 hours per week to your studies to ensure you complete by the scheduled end date as course extensions are not allowed.

Requirements:
1) High school or high school equivalent graduate
2) Computer skills
3) Due to the complexity of the course, current or previous work history in the medical field is suggested, but not required.
4) There is not a residency restriction as this course is offered through Continuing Education.

**Please do not “Apply” to the College. Once registration is open, you will select the registration link in the table below. When registration is closed, the link is not visible.


PART I – 16 weeks/186hours

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$180 – Registration/Tuition plus required textbooks (see additional information below)
SECTION DATELOCATIONSCHEDULEREGISTER

FULL Registration Closed
May 20 – Aug. 30 FULLOnline Online – Asynchronous FULL Registration Closed
Registration Opens
July 10 @ 9 a.m.
Oct. 15 – Jan. 27
Registration Deadline:
Oct. 4, by 5 p.m.
(or sooner should class reach capacity)
Online Online – Asynchronous Registration Opens
July 10 @ 9 a.m.

PART I TOTAL FEES:

  • Registration/Tuition – $180*
  • Essentials of Medical Language with Connect Access
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill; $107.07, plus tax (180 days full access from the day of activation)
    *Please note, this price is subject to change as the publisher is updating the edition. The new price will be posted once we have received it.
    E-book with Connect Access; Required purchase, hard copy of the textbook is not allowed.
    Students will be directed to McGraw Hill to purchase their Connect Access e-Book when accessing their first assignment.
  • Students requesting an exemption from Part I, must follow these steps:
    1) Unofficial transcripts showing a C or higher in Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology must be emailed to Lori Watlington at lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu. Requests made via phone call will not be accepted.
    2) If you have medical employment history in additional to educational history, you may also include your resume’.
    3) Do not submit your request until registration is open; you are ready to register; and can complete payment by set deadline.

    Medical Terminology:
    MED 121 and MED 122; or
    OST 141 and OST 142

    Anatomy & Physiology:
    BIO 168 and BIO 169; or
    BIO 165 and BIO 166; or
    BIO 163
  • Please Note: This is a noncredit certificate course offered through Workforce Development Short-Term Training. The course fee is a flat rate of $180, without residency restrictions. Scholarships are NOT available for Part I and it does not qualify for FAFSA. Students needing financial assistance must contact an outside resource.

PART II – 16 weeks/200 hours

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$180 – Registration/Tuition plus required textbooks (see additional information below)
SECTION DATELOCATIONSCHEDULEREGISTER
52344
Registration Closed
June 17 – Sept. 30
Registration Deadline:
June 3, by 5 p.m.
Online Online – AsynchronousRegistration Closed
Registration Opens
July 10 @ 9 a.m.

Oct. 15 – Jan. 27
Registration Deadline:
Oct. 4, by 5 p.m.
Online Online – AsynchronousRegistration Opens
July 10 @ 9 a.m.

PART II TOTAL FEES:

  • Registration/Tuition – $180*
    Scholarships may be available for NC Residents for MCB Part II only. If funds are available, information will be sent to students via email after they have registered.
    Update: 4/22/24 – PCC does not have any available scholarships. Please contact an outside agency if you need financial assistance.
  • Board Exam – Exam price varies depending on the selected exam and membership purchase. AAPC is the preferred choice as they provide two attempts with one purchase.
    AAPC: Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
    *AAPC allows two attempts with the purchase of first exam. Membership is required; if purchased when purchasing your textbooks, you get a discount on textbooks.
    AHIMA: Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P)
  • TEXTBOOKS
    Facility Coder Bundle 2024
    *
    Publisher: AAPC/Valid through April 30, 2025 (Hard copies)
    $299.99 (plus shipping and tax), the link will be provided in the Welcome email sent 5 days before the start of class. You may purchase the AAPC Membership at the time of textbook purchase to receive a discount. Membership is required in order to test with AAPC.
    *Updated 4/26/24 – book changed to Facility Coder Bundle.

    Let’s Code It!; 2024-2025 with Connect Access Card;
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill; $142.76, plus tax (360 days full access from the day of activation)
    E-book with Connect Access; Required purchase, hard copy of the textbook is not allowed.
    Students will be directed to McGraw Hill to purchase their Connect Access e-Book when accessing their first assignment.

*Please Note: This is a noncredit certificate course offered through Workforce Development Short-Term Training. The course fee is a flat rate of $180, without residency restrictions. The course does not qualify for FAFSA. Scholarships may be available for NC Residents for MCB Part II only. More information will be sent to students via email after they have registered if funds are available.