Medical Coding

Degrees and Certificates

Medical Coding Diploma - 44 Credits

Why Choose This Program

The online Medical Coding program at SCTCC prepares students for in-demand careers in medical coding, billing, and reimbursement. 

In SCTCC classrooms, students will learn inpatient and outpatient coding guidelines, business office practices, privacy regulations, how to navigate through an electronic health record, and other medical office procedures. Graduates are given the opportunity to increase their hire-ability by taking the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through AHIMA upon graduation.

To ensure that every student can fit our Medical Coding degree into their busy lifestyle, this program is 100% online.

$
22
Central MN average wage
14
%
Percentage growth in Medical Support fields by 2028

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Medical Coding program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire medical coders.

Graduates of the SCTCC Medical Coding program work with physicians and other medical support staff at hospitals, medical offices, and insurance companies.

After graduation, students even have opportunities to work with other medical practices such as pharmacies, nursing homes, eye clinics, dental offices, and chiropractors.

Coding is often a flexible occupation, as many locations and career options allow coders to work from home after meeting quality and productivity standards.

Potential Professional Titles:

With a degree from our Medical Coding program students have the opportunity to choose different professional titles. Our graduates have served the titles of inpatient medical coder, physician service coder, coding director, coding quality auditor, medical billing specialist, and claims analyst. Students are guaranteed to find the title and career path right for them.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about Medical Coding and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an info session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

SCTCC Admissions

You can connect with our Admissions representatives many different ways.

Admissions is available on campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet the Admissions Staff.

 

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

Because this program is online, students are required to have a quality PC (not Mac) laptop or desktop computer, scanner and printer (or access to a scanner and printer) with consistent high speed internet connection.

Students will be required to connect to online software applications, download various software programs and lecture videos, upload documents and photos, and access the internet for assignment submissions prior to the due dates. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Desire To Learn (D2L) on a regular basis. Students are expected to use resources at SCTCC's IT department, the software vendors and their internet company to assist with troubleshoot technical issues to ensure assignments are submitted in a timely manner.

3 Steps to Get Started with your Online Class

  1. Check your SCTCC email. Get into a habit of checking it every day. In addition to important school-wide communication, your instructors will use your @my.sctcc.edu email to send you information about your classes and to answer any questions you have.
  2. Log into D2L Brightspace on the first day of class. Some classes may open earlier, so you can look around, but all classes officially open and start on the first day of the semester. 
  3. Locate your syllabus in D2L Brightspace and follow any instructions given by your instructor to start your learning.  Remember to ask questions if anything is confusing to you or if you need help. Have fun!

Prepare to learn online

Current Students

Current Medical Coding students - this is your place for information.

Lynn Zormeier, Medical Coding Instructor

p: 320-308-5065

e: lzormeier@sctcc.edu

Degree Specific Program Requirements: All students in this program must have reliable high-speed internet access. Students who earn a grade of "C" or better in all technical courses will have satisfied the program requirements for the diploma.

Computer requirements

Because this program is online, students are required to have a quality PC (not Mac) laptop or desktop computer, scanner and printer (or access to a scanner and printer) with consistent high speed internet connection. Students will be required to connect to online software applications, download various software programs and lecture videos, upload documents and photos, and access the internet for assignment submissions prior to the due dates. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Desire To Learn (D2L) on a regular basis. Students are expected to use resources at SCTCC's IT department, the software vendors and their internet company to assist with troubleshoot technical issues to ensure assignments are submitted in a timely manner.

You May Also Like