Medical Coding and Billing is an online course delivered via Blackboard 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
52343May 20 – Aug. 30Online Online – Asynchronous
Registration Opens
July 8 @ 9 a.m.
Sept. 16 – Dec. 31Online Online – Asynchronous

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)
    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 who are sponsored by an outside agency/third party, must purchase directly from the Bookstore. Contact the Bookstore for the exact price.
  • Students requesting an exemption from Part I, must email Lori Watlington a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in the following courses. If you have medical employment history, you may also include your resume’. Do Not submit your request until registration is open.
    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
52344May 20 – Aug. 30Online Online – Asynchronous
Sept. 16 – Dec. 31Online Online – AsynchronousOpens July 6

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.
  • 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
    Pro Fee Coder Bundle 2024

    Publisher: AAPC/Valid through April 1, 2025 (Hard copies)
    $259.99 (plus shipping and tax), the link will be provided in the Welcome email sent 3 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.

    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.

    **Students who are sponsored by an outside agency/third party, must purchase directly from the Bookstore. Contact the Bookstore for the exact price.

*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.