The online Medical Billing Specialist Certificate prepares students for careers as medical billers, patient account representatives, medical claims reviewers and other support positions. This one-year certificate is fully online, admits in winter quarter yearly on a space-available basis, and has no formal application process. Students can attend full or part-time. The following schedule is based on full-time attendance. The program includes an internship consisting of computer-based simulations mirroring the professional environment. Students completing the MBS certificate are encouraged to sit for the national Certified Professional Biller (CPB) credential offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Please review the Virtual Information Session for a complete overview of the MBS certificate and related programs.
Must be completed before beginning the Medical Billing Specialist Certificate technical core requirements and must be completed with a grade of “C” within two attempts.
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I, 5 credits
It is STRONGLY recommended to have the equivalent to MATH 85: Introduction to Algebra completed PRIOR to beginning the certificate program so that there are no unnecessary delays in taking BUS 110: Business Math. Higher level math courses MAY be accepted on a case by case basis in lieu of BUS 110.
(These courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.)
|1st Quarter (WINTER)|
|CU 105||Word I, Excel 1||5|
|HIT 130||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MO 101||Healthcare Delivery and Alternate Care||5|
|2nd Quarter (SPRING)|
|BUS 110||Business Math||5|
|HIT 141||Beginning ICD-10-CM Coding||2|
|MO 110||Medical Office Procedures||5|
|MO 159||Outpatient Procedure Coding||4|
|3rd Quarter (SUMMER)|
|MO 143||Professional Development and Ethics||3|
|MO 151||Insurance/Claims Processing||5|
|MO 185||Billing Virtual Clinical||3|
|CU 203||Excel II||3|