Medical Billing and Coding CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | Less than one year

Looking for a career in health care but don’t want to give injections or draw blood? Work with physicians and help patients in the front office with the Medical Billing and Coding certificate from Clackamas Community College.


  • Applications must be mailed

    Due to COVID-19 and the campus buildings remaining closed, all application packets must be mailed. No drop off location is available. Please plan accordingly.

Medical coders analyze the doctor's documentation using specific guidelines to determine the correct codes for billing the doctor's services. Insurance billers apply health care laws to create and submit the claims for the doctor's work. Insurance billers will work with the insurance companies and patients to track the claims through the payment of services rendered. The program goal is to prepare students for the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exams through the AAPC.

Medical Billing and Coding CC

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Description and Outcomes

Medical Billing and Coding Program Requisites

Complete the following Medical Billing and Coding Program Requisites
  • *BI-120
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 4
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4

Medical Billing and Coding Core Requirements

Complete MTH-060 or MTH-098
  • MTH-060
  • Algebra I
  • 4
  • MTH-098
  • College Math Foundations
  • 4
Complete the following Core Requirements
  • BA-131
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • 4
  • COMM-218
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • 4
  • MBC-115
  • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement I
  • 4
  • MBC-116
  • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement II
  • 3
  • MBC-120
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • 3
  • MBC-125
  • ICD-10 Coding I
  • 2
  • MBC-126
  • CPT/HCPCS Coding I
  • 4
  • MBC-135
  • Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professions
  • 3
  • MBC-140
  • Billing and Coding Exam Review
  • 1
  • MBC-225
  • ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS Coding II
  • 5


*Additional option to meet biology requirement: Complete BI-231, BI-232, and BI-233.
Total Credits Required: 37