Printed on 1/21/2022

Program Availability *

Medical Coding Specialist

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Appleton
Online

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$4,659.60*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$1,358.50*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Info & Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems
  • Collect health data
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics
  • Use electronic applications to support coding and data collection

Additional Information

Your first year program classes are offered at both the Oshkosh and Appleton campuses.
Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.

Program Accreditation/Certification

Upon completion of the program, you are awarded a technical diploma and are qualified to take a national certification examination, either through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Credentials through AHIMA are Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P). AAPC offers the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Biller (CPB) credentials.

Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

HIT MC Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge and submit the Technical Standards form: foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/hit_medical_coding_ts



Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

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Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738