Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Billing and Coding

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Program Overview

The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program prepares you to enter the field of health insurance processing and coding functions. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Competency (CCT).

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.

This program is part of the Allied Health Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.


  • 17-1/2 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Meet the minimum score on the Placement Tests in math and reading
  • Complete admission packet (includes options for funding your education)

Information Session Attendance

Medical Billing and Coding | SouthWest Skill Center in Avondale
Information Sessions are held at 2 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 

The next program start is February 2019

Career and Employment Outlook

Medical records and health information fields are expected to grow at a much faster rate than average occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, due to the increase in medical testing, diagnosis, procedures and treatments.  This leads to a higher demand for medical billing and coding workers in physician and outpatient care health clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, nursing care facilities, and federal government settings. 

For more information on career information, opportunities and salaries:

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Locations

SouthWest Skill Center

Job Titles

Medical Biller, Medical Billing, Medical Coder, Medical Coding, Medical Insurance Biller, Medical Insurance Coder, Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion - Medical Billing and Coding:  $4,250*

Median Salary

Visit O*NET OnLine for median salary. 

Consumer Information: 
Medical Billing and Coding

*Costs include tuition, lab fees and registration. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, uniform costs, course fees and book costs. 

**For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AACP) for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

Degrees & Certificates


Program Number Completion Time* Program Cost*
Medical Billing and Coding 1850  805 hr | 11 mo $4,250

*Months based on the program meeting 20 week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition and lab fees. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.

Start Dates

Contact Us

SWSC Advising

(623) 535-2700
3000 Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85392