Medical Billing & Coding Degree Programs

Medical Billing & Coding Degree Programs

Medical billing and coding degree programs are designed to prepare medical billing and coding students with the career skills and background knowledge they need to be competitive in the job market for medical billing and medical coding.

A degree can give medical billing and coding specialists an edge over others who have only on-the-job training. The background knowledge and skills taught in a medical billing degree program can also make medical billing and medical coding specialists more effective and more efficient on the job than specialists with other types of training. Thus, exploring your degree options is a good step to take as you prepare for this high-demand career.

Most medical coders get their medical billing and coding degrees from junior colleges and vocational schools, but degrees can also be attained by attending private and public universities or online degree programs.

Types of Medical Billing and Coding Degree

Associate’s Degree Programs

Associate’s degrees in medical billing and coding are the most common form of education for medical billers and coders. These are 2-year educational programs that go beyond the career basics of medical billing and coding. In addition to learning all of the basic job skills, you will also have a substantial amount of general education course credits to fulfill. A major benefit to having an associate’s medical billing and coding degree is that you can more easily advance your education in the future. If you should decide to pursue a bachelor’s or a master’s degree later, the credits that you earned for your associate’s will apply toward those degrees. Medical billing and coding associate’s degrees can be found at career and community colleges.

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor’s degrees in medical billing and coding are 4-year programs that cover a substantial amount of general education and advanced background knowledge in addition to the basic medical billing and coding job skills. Other bachelor’s degree programs can be helpful in entering this field as well. Many people have used bachelor’s degrees in health information management or health care administration to enter the medical billing and coding field. Like associate’s degrees, bachelor’s medical billing and coding degree programs give you a much broader educational background. They can also afford you opportunities to advance into management positions in the future. Medical billing and coding bachelor’s degrees are offered by universities and colleges.

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Before You Enroll in a Degree Program

Whether you decide on an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate or diploma program, you must make sure the program is accredited. This is especially true if you plan to take the highly recommended step of becoming certified later. The two agencies responsible for accrediting these programs are the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Alternatively, a school is still reputable if it is accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies.

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Carrington College

Welcome to Carrington College – The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.

With roots that date back more than 45 years, Carrington College has helped to shape the careers of tens of thousands of students as they prepare to enter health care professions. Part of DeVry Education Group, Carrington College operates 18 campuses across 8 Western states through a broad range of programs that lead to certificates of achievement or associate degrees in medical, dental, administrative and veterinary fields.

Carrington College’s career-focused curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in their fields of study. Along with academic preparation and skills training, Carrington College students gain core institutional student learning outcomes in critical thinking, information management, and technical literacy. But it doesn’t end there. Personal and professional development, communication skills, respect, and responsibility are also emphasized throughout their education at Carrington College.

Students, faculty, and administrative staff at Carrington College are encouraged to pursue and achieve their highest potential. We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do and instill in our students the same aspirations. In doing so, we’re confident that our graduates will be prepared to begin working in the health care field and ready to meet the needs of patients.

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Kaplan College

At Kaplan College, we create programs with our students’ needs in mind. Our goal is to empower you with the real-world knowledge you need to succeed beyond the classroom. We offer a variety of programs at 40 campuses across 10 states in various degree levels to help train you for entry-level employment in a variety of rewarding careers.

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Westwood College

Our mission

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Our values

We are dedicated to preparing students for meaningful employment. We provide a quality education and learning environment. We embody integrity in everything we do. We believe in partnership with employers, students, graduates and our communities. We have pride in our students and are passionate about their success. We respect diversity and believe all people should have the opportunity to get an education and find meaningful employment. We believe in continuous improvement and exploring new ideas.

Who we are

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alta College, Inc. (Alta) is the parent organization for Westwood College. Since its inception, Alta has been a leader in career-focused education, meeting workforce needs for in-demand employment fields. As occupational challenges and opportunities are recognized, Alta develops new programs in cooperation with industry leaders to meet the needs of our students and graduates and of employers, as well.

Westwood College

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953. Today, Westwood has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia and an online campus. Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields. We have over 6,500 students enrolled in one of our degree programs in technology, healthcare, business, design, justice and industrial services. To date, nearly 30,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.

Accreditation

Westwood College is currently nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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American Career College

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC“s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation. ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

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Southern California Health Institute

Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists. We have graduated over 1,500 students who are now a part of a larger community of wellness and healthcare.

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Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology helps students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. our in-depth training programs are designed to meet hanging needs and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology.

What sets Lincoln College of Technology apart from other colleges? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate Degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing colleges, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln College of Technology offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule.

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Dorsey Schools

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare, legal and skilled trades.

Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.

Dorsey Schools has one main mission: to better educate their students, thus improving career opportunities available to them. This is why the entire staff of Dorsey Schools strives to prepare men and women for the best possible career training in a variety of fields. Each program at Dorsey Schools is committed to providing quality career education and positive reinforcement – enabling the development of self-esteem, self-reliance, discipline and confidence in each graduate, coupled with an obligation to the communities where they live and work.

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Virginia College

Take your life in an exciting new direction with an education from Virginia College! Graduates of Virginia College can be confident in the skills and training that they’ve received because programs are designed for their success. Virginia College focuses on the needs of the job market of each industry, creating programs that meet the needs of students and future employees alike.

Virginia College provides the convenience of flexible class schedules with the benefits of small class sizes. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, helping open doors for everyone who wants to improve his or her education and opportunities!

Virginia College provides a number of choices in order to offer you the education that best fits your needs and goals, from diploma and associate degree programs to bachelor degree programs at some locations. Virginia College’s school of business management even offers graduate degrees at select campuses. Programs are also offered in a number of different fields, providing choices as varied as graphic design degrees or paralegal studies. Whether you’re interested in criminal justice schools or a cosmetology college, Virginia College has a choice that’s right for you!

Classes Start May 13th, 2015!

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Harrison College

Harrison College prides itself on truly knowing our students — their lives and families, obstacles and motivations and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential — that’s why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That’s the Harrison Difference.

Harrison College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting body, to award associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and certificates. The award level varies by campus.

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Fortis College

At Fortis, our students get the skills and training needed for great careers in industries that are in demand. You are now closer to your dreams than ever before!

Fortis provides prominent education for anyone regardless of your previous educational background. Get the opportunity to receive all the personalized attention you deserve to achieve your career and educational goals!

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National College

National College is dedicated to the training and educating of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of general and particular fields. The College seeks to give students a broad competency in a field of specialization and an understanding of and respect for their own and others’ ideas and thoughts. Graduates of National College should understand and practice their responsibilities to their families, their fellow men and their communities by becoming effective and contributing citizens.

As a collegiate institution offering educational credentials from diplomas to master degrees, National College strives to develop each student intellectually, culturally and socially. The College is interested in each individual becoming proficient in the disciplines necessary for his or her success, with the training necessary to be self-sufficient and enterprising and with the background necessary to be constantly expanding his or her intellectual and cultural horizons.

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Arizona College

Arizona College prepares students to work in the “real world” of medicine. With the use of lecture and laboratory teaching, we provide our students with hands on experience. Arizona College also provides job placement services including interview techniques and preparing resumes.

Students at Arizona College can take advantage of many benefits. Arizona College students can get their resumes updated and receive job placement assistance at no charge. Whether looking for a part-time “survival” job while going through school, hoping for the right externship or looking for placement upon graduation, career development is available to help students through their search.

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Northwestern College

Why wait for the career you want?

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed. Offering career training that will fit your busy schedule, we have continually shaped our curricula to meet the growing and shifting demands of today’s workforce.

What sets Northwestern College apart?

Students come first. Whether you’re a recent high school grad or have been out of school and working for a while, we strive to provide you with a direct path to your career. From our friendly and experienced faculty to our career-focused education, our mission is to help prepare you for a lifetime of opportunities.

Discover all that Northwestern College has to offer:

  • Financial aid and scholarships (for those who qualify)
  • Day, evening, weekend, and online courses
  • Academic and career advising
  • Free tutoring sessions
  • Employment assistance
  • Externship opportunities
  • An encouraging learning environment

Why wait when you can start TODAY?

If you’re ready to take the next step in your education and your career, let us help! Begin by requesting more information about our programs.

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Sanford-Brown College

For over 145 years, Sanford-Brown has been helping adult students achieve their educational goals. Every aspect of the Sanford-Brown experience is designed to help you excel in your studies, gain confidence, and achieve your personal vision of success.

  • We surround every student with an unmatched level of personal support, whether it’s tutoring, financial aid planning, job interview tips, or even help writing a resume.
  • Inside the classroom we emphasize hands-on training, access to current technologies, and faculty with real-world experience, all of which make our programs relevant to your training.
  • We maintain strong ties with the local business community, offering externships and keeping our fingers on the pulse of the local job market.

In 2014, Sanford-Brown merged with the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) and Brown College to form a stronger, more diverse institution. Today, depending on the location, Sanford-Brown campuses may offer Health, Design, Technology and/or Business programs, among others.

If you’re ready to improve your career future, then Sanford-Brown is ready to provide a robust educational experience that’s entirely centered on you and your success.

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Florida Career College

Florida Career College’s mission is to successfully prepare our graduates for new career opportunities.

Our objectives are to:

  • Offer graduates viable career options by providing quality educational programs based on employer-driven requirements.
  • Create a positive learning environment that recognizes individuality and enables students to meet their unique educational goals.
  • Generate excitement and foster the desire to learn through diverse teaching methods.
  • Maintain a qualified, caring faculty and staff dedicated to the personal and professional development of each student.
  • Remain at the forefront of education by supporting continuing education and training for graduates, faculty, and staff.
  • Instill a quality philosophy in students, staff, and faculty to continually exceed expectations.
  • Prepare and encourage students to pursue life-long learning.

At Florida Career College, we firmly believe that good training is the primary factor in achieving personal success.

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Kaplan Career Institute

Your educational needs. Our commitment.

At Kaplan Career Institute, we strive to provide quality education in a variety of program offerings. Our campuses, located across six states, offer associate’s degree and diploma and certificate programs that combine general education, professional experience, and career-focused education to help you develop the skills to achieve your personal and career goals.

Areas of Study*

  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Trades

Allied Health
Gain comprehensive training designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills that could help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the health care field. Experience the satisfaction of helping people when they need it most.

Business
Unleash your talent and develop the skills to become part of the business world. Gain the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the business field.

Criminal Justice
Maintain the security in our communities that will always be important to our society. Develop the decision-making and judgment skills that could help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the criminal justice field.†

Information Technology
Maintain and repair the computer systems many organizations rely on to conduct day-to-day business. Through hands-on training in computer laboratories, you could develop the communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills to help you pursue entry-level opportunities in today’s competitive marketplace and become a productive member of a business office.

Legal
Play an important role in a legal environment. Gain the confidence and experience that could help you stand out to employers and acquire the communication, research, and analytical skills to pursue entry-level positions in the legal field.‡

Trades
Train for the skills that could help you pursue new career opportunities. Develop the practical skills to pursue career success through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on experience with equipment typically used in the field.§

The Kaplan Commitment℠

At Kaplan Career Institute, we believe commitment works both ways. We are dedicated to your success and value your reason for going to school. That is why we are offering you an opportunity to experience real classes, for real credits, for an introductory period before having a tuition obligation.#

Why Choose Kaplan Career Institute?

  • Flexible schedules
  • Tutoring
  • Academic services
  • Limited class sizes
  • Career placement assistance
  • Career-focused education
  • Hands-on training
  • Experienced faculty and staff

Start today by taking the first step with Kaplan Career Institute.

*Areas of study may vary by location.

†Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.

‡Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice.

§Certain positions may require additional training, licensing, or certification.

#No credits will be earned if the student withdraws from the program. All students who choose to enroll in a program will be responsible for a non-refundable enrollment fee. Students must withdraw before the close of business on the last day of the introductory course for tuition exemption. Students continuing beyond the introductory course will be responsible for tuition in full and the cost of course materials, including textbooks and uniforms.

While programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields, the School does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, or employed at all.

Kaplan Higher Education or its authorized agents and representatives may contact me via email or telephone to discuss these and other educational opportunities in the future.

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ASA College

ASA College specializes in offering a superior value in higher education, with programs that balance traditional academic preparation with professional training and hands-on experience. 80% of Graduating Students get into the career field of their choice and many go on to advanced degrees!

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Branford Hall Career Institute

Prestigious Branford Hall has been a leader in professional education for four decades. Branford Hall has campuses conveniently located in Branford, Southington and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York. Students are instructed with state-of-the-art, real-world technologies that today’s employers are seeking.

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Southern Careers Institute

At SCI, you’ll have access to:

  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Interactive, hands-on training for the real world
  • Personalized attention from experienced instructors who know you by name and care about your success
  • Externship and on-the-job training opportunities
  • Career placement assistance
  • Programs approved for VA funding

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Southern Technical College

Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, we have the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into your career today! At STC we offer hands-on clinical training, career placement assistance and morning or evening schedules.

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Bachelor’s Degree Programs

California College San Diego

California College San Diego is a nonprofit institution that is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The college offers fast, career-focused degree programs in healthcare, business and information technology. The goal of the college is to quickly and conveniently prepare you to become a competent professional to enter a career in your chosen field.

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CollegeAmerica

Students of CollegeAmerica enjoy:

  • Monthly starts that allow students to start fast and finish fast
  • A new laptop computer to use in school and keep upon graduation
  • Financial aid, grants and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Employment assistance for graduates
  • Convenient day, evening and online classes
  • Personal attention from enrollment to graduation and beyond
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Stevens-Henager College

Students of Stevens-Henager College enjoy:

  • Monthly starts that allow students to start fast and finish fast
  • A new laptop computer to use in school and keep upon graduation
  • Financial aid, grants and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Employment assistance for graduates
  • Convenient day, evening and online classes
  • Personal attention from enrollment to graduation and beyond
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