ASHEBORO (Dec. 4, 2018)
Randolph Community College is offering two online classes, beginning Jan. 14, that will help students on the pathway to becoming a Certified Medical Coder. Students will learn medical terminology and anatomy as well as how to use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) to work as a coder in the health care field (doctors’ offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, etc.). The deadline to register for either class is Jan. 2.
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 #67226), “Medical Terminology & Anatomy,” will begin Jan. 14 and run through April 5. A high school diploma or equivalency diploma is required. Cost is $180, plus approximately $60 for a textbook.
The second course (section #67227), “Medical Coding,” will begin Jan. 14 and run through April 5. 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.