ASHEBORO (December 4, 2017)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. Training for this lucrative career as a professional medical coder is available at Randolph Community College through the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division.
In two online classes, the first beginning Jan. 8, 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.).
These classes help prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders CPC (Certified Professional Coder) National exam. The CPC is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.
The first course (section #64167), “Medical Terminology & Anatomy,” will begin Jan. 8 and run through March 30. A high school diploma or equivalency diploma is required. The cost is $180, plus approximately $60 for a textbook.
The second course (section #64201), “Medical Coding,” will begin April 9 and run through June 29. The 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 336-328-1750.