ASHEBORO (June 6, 2017)
Begin your journey toward a lucrative career as a professional medical coder at Randolph Community College. In two online classes, the first beginning June 19, students will learn medical terminology and anatomy as well as how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to work as a coder in the healthcare field (doctors’ offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, etc.).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022.
These classes help prepare students for the AAPC CPC (Certified Professional Coder) National exam. The CPC is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.
The first course (section #62415), “Medical Terminology & Anatomy,” will begin June 19 and run through Sept. 15. A high school diploma or equivalency diploma is required. Cost is $180, plus approximately $60 for a textbook.
The second course (section #62416), “Medical Coding,” will begin Sept. 18 and run through Dec. 15. Cost is $180, plus approximately $400 for textbooks. The prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or equivalency and successful completion of the first course, Medical Terminology & Anatomy.
For more information or to register for either of these classes, call 336-862-7980.