Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
The medical coding program is designed to education students with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a career as a medical coder. Students will be exposed to a variety of issues relating to the healthcare field as well as common medical terminology which will relate to their future careers in medical coding. Medical coders review medical documents in order to assign standardized medical codes. These codes are essential in determining accurate billing, referral, insurance, and pharmacy records. According to the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), medical codes translate physician notes, radiology and laboratory records, and other medical documentation into standardized codes that tell payers the following:
- Patient’s diagnosis
- Medical necessity for treatments, services, or supplies the patient received.
- Treatments, services, and supplies provided to the patient.
- Any unusual circumstances or medical condition that affected those treatments and services.
Upon completion of the Medical Coding Technical Certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification which is a requirement for future employment in the medical coding field.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
P.O. Box 1565, 1 Black River Drive, Paragould, Arkansas
5050 - Northeast
Name of Credential
Medical Coding Technical Certificate
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Refer to refund policy guidelines in Black River Technical College's 23-24 Course Catalog, on pages 47-49.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$499.00 $399 for single attempt voucher or $499 for two attempt voucher
$3,210.00 $107 per credit hour
$1,980.00 Technology Fee - $25.00 per credit hour Student Activity Fee - $3.00 per credit hour Student Assessment Fee - $4.00 per credit hour Student Success Fee - $2.00 per credit hour Facilities Maintenance Fee - $12.00 per credit hour Distance Education Fee - $20.00 per credit hour Total fees per credit hour = $66.00 *Select courses and programs have additional fees assessed. *Distance Ed Fee only applies to CVN, Hybrid, or Online courses. *Fees are subject to change.
$6,420.00 $214 per credit hour
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost