Medical Coding and Billing Basics

Medical coders are essential team players in physician offices and clinics, working with accuracy and diligence to ensure health care providers are properly reimbursed. In this course, you will learn ICD-10 CM, HCPCS Level II and CPT-4 codes, introduction to billing, medical terminology basics as well as anatomy and physiology.

The Human Anatomy and Physiology course will be an online component. This component is 6 weeks long and will survey the anatomy and physiology of each of the 11 organ systems. Students must complete this module online. An orientation will be provided.

This certificate program has been enhanced to provide you with better preparation for the world of work and to make a successful transition from training to career. As part of your certificate, you will learn workplace and career planning skills. Topics include: Problem solving, decision making, time management, professional behavior in the workplace, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and financial literacy. Students will also learn cover letter and resume writing tips.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.


  • This course helps prepare students for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice (CPC-A status) – A candidate with coding experience may apply for CPC certification status. For more information:


Our certificate programs have been enhanced to provide you with the skills necessary to start your new career and how to make a successful transition from training to career. Topics covered are: Classroom Success, Navigating the Workplace, Soft Skills, Resume/Cover Letter Prep, Interview/Job Search Techniques. Students must complete this additional 12hr course in order to receive their certificate. This course is included in the cost of the certificate.

Dates are posted on the course page, here.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.
  • Basic computer skills


Course Code: HMED G5361


Day/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Room: 613

Instructor: Pierre Gourbourn

Cost: $3,995