Medical Billing and Coding

If you are detail-oriented and love organizing and categorizing, consider a career as a medical coder. Being a medical billing and coding specialist involves taking medical procedures and the descriptions of injuries and diseases and converting them into numeric or alphanumeric codes. A medical facility or practice relies on accurate coding for timely payments and proper patient treatments, especially when different practitioners are involved.

The Medical Billing and Coding physician-based program will prepare you for this vital role as a medical biller and medical coder in a physician’s office, hospital, or medical treatment facility — such as a surgery center or outpatient clinic. As well as learning to bill and code accurately, you will become familiar with health information technology and compliance standards. You will also learn anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology as they apply to medical billing and medical coding. After graduating from the program, you will be eligible to take a national certification exam for medical billing, medical coding, or both.

The need for competent medical billers and medical coders continues to grow. Take the first step toward a new and rewarding career as a coding specialist by enrolling in the Medical Billing and Coding program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Instructor Meet and Greet 

Join us in-person every Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SouthWest Skill Center for a chance to meet with the instructors and learn more about the program!

• Check-in at the Southwest Skill Center Front Desk when you arrive.
• Please arrive early. Arrival more than 5 minutes late will result in not being permitted to attend.
• Sessions are not held when GateWay is closed for a holiday.

Please click here to pre-register.

The Medical Billing and Coding program at GateWay is considered an in-person clock hour program, which is a training program that provides skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock hour programs have specific year-round start dates, and you attend classes four days a week, Monday-Thursday.

The Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based (MBC) program prepares you to enter the field of health insurance processing and coding functions. Compliance demands by federal legislation now require the electronic transmission of patient records. Healthcare industries must ensure accuracy and privacy through the skills of quality, trained Medical Billing and Coding professionals.

Watch video to learn more about Medical Billing and Coding at GateWay Community College.

Program Locations

SouthWest Skill Center

Program Cost Estimate*

Certificate of Competency Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based: $4,190  |  804 hours/10 months

*Months based on the program meeting 20 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition and lab fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.