Medical Coding

Degrees and Certificates

Medical Coding Diploma - 44 Credits

Why Choose This Program

The online Medical Coding Diploma prepares students for in-demand careers in medical coding, billing, and reimbursement. 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 able to increase their hire-ability by taking the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through AHIMA upon graduation.

This program is 100% online.

Central MN average wage
Percentage growth through 2024

Career Choices

Graduates of the Medical Coding program work with physicians and other medical support staff at hospitals, medical offices, and insurance companies, and other medical practices such as pharmacies, nursing homes, eye clinics, dental offices, and chiropractors. Many locations allow coders to work from home after meeting quality and productivity standards. 

Potential Professional Titles:

  • Inpatient medical coder
  • Physician service coder
  • Coding director
  • Coding quality auditor
  • Medical billing specialist
  • Claims analyst

Contact Us

Lynn Zormeier, Medical Coding Instructor

p: 320-308-5065


Program Scholarship

Due to high demand in this field, students starting in this program Fall of 2019 are eligible for a $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarship.  For details and to apply for this scholarship, visit the Workforce Development Scholarship page.  

SCTCC Scholarships

Additional Information

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.


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