2019-2020 Catalog

Medical Coding Technical Skills (Certificate)

Program Advisor: Kevin Bechard

413-236-2109 • kbechard@berkshirecc.edu

The Medical Coding Technical Certificate at BCC provides students with the foundational knowledge and technical skills needed to work as an entry-level medical coder in a medical care facility. Coursework in the program is designed to prepare students to sit for the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) examination.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body;
  • Show proficiency in the application of medical terminology;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of ICD and CPT coding systems;
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills; and
  • Be eligible to take the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) credentialing exam which will qualify a student for entry level coding positions in health care facilities and/or provider clinics and offices.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

AHS-129Medical Terminology

3

BIO-150Introduction to the Human Body

3

CIS-102Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

HIM-102Basic Procedure Coding

3

HIM-105Medical Coding I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Additional Requirements

Demonstrated college-level skills in reading & writing

Minimum Cumulative Average Overall 2.000
Program requirements 2.000

Gainful Employment Disclosure 2019

Below you'll find program costs, student loan debt, graduation rates, and jobs associated with this program.

Program Name: Medical Coding Technical Skills Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in: one (1) year.

Costs for this program if completed within normal timeframe:

  • $3,931 in-state tuition and fees
  • $4,152 New England/New York resident tuition and fees
  • $7,909 out-of-state tuition and fees
  • $850 estimated books and supplies
  • $1,088 estimated transportation

There may be additional costs to consider such as reduced income if you will be cutting back on work hours, child care, room, board, and general living expenses while enrolled.

Loan debt of the typical graduate of this program: As fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time, median indebtedness is being withheld to preserve their confidentiality.  

Program meets licensure requirements in Massachusetts.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please see: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/