Medical Coding

Next class starts: October 3, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to Regional Secondary. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Main Campus
Provo Campus

79%

Graduation rate

89%

Job placement

$28,500

Avg. starting salary

Medical Coders play a significant part of the healthcare system. Medical Coders review medical documentation for services provided to patients and use various classification systems to code encounters for insurance reimbursement purposes. They work regularly with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure accuracy in both service and diagnosis codes.

The need for qualified medical coders has greatly increased due to demand for health care services and the tightening of government guidelines related to health care coverage, patient services, and reimbursement processes. 

This program will train students to properly locate, document, and validate appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes using current ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding manuals for professional services. Coursework will include knowledge of medical, legal and ethical responsibilities, as well as anatomy and medical terminology. This program will open opportunities for you  in doctor’s offices, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, labs, public health facilities and insurance agencies.

Students will be prepared to test for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Students that successfully pass the examinations will be nationally certified as medical coders with the AAPC.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

Learn and Work scholarship available for this program! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.

Adults and high school seniors only.

Registration is open on the last Monday of each month. Students usually start the first Monday of the following month. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

  • Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.
  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
  • Basic computer and digital literacy skills required.
  • Articulation Agreements: Secondary Medical Terminology = 61 hours Medical Terminology , Secondary Medical Anatomy & Physiology = 231 hours Medical Anatomy. Student must produce secondary Skills Certificate of Completion (80% or above).
  • This program requires either the completion of the Medical Billing Program or at least one year of medical front office experience and a letter of recommendation from a physician or medical office manager. This recommendation must include the number of years of experience the individual has in a medical field.
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
July 2022Lehi Main Campus2177/5/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
August 2022Lehi Main Campus2178/16/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
September 2022Lehi Main Campus2179/6/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
October 2022Lehi Main Campus21710/3/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
November 2022Lehi Main Campus21711/7/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
December 2022Lehi Main Campus21712/5/2022Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
January 2023Lehi Main Campus2171/3/2023Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
February 2023Lehi Main Campus2172/6/2023Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
March 2023Lehi Main Campus2173/6/2023Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
April 2023Lehi Main Campus2174/3/2023Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
May 2023Lehi Main Campus2175/30/2023Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
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Total hours: 720

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$1,512.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:
Required Materials:$534.50
Industry Exam Fee:$449.00
Student Fees:$200.00
Facility Fee$50.00
Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$2,251.00
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Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Online (internet) connectivity for at home learning1 This program is a hybrid program and requires online learning as well as virtual attendance each Friday. Access to a internet connectivity is required. $0.00
Medical Coding Book Bundle1Coding Book Bundle includes: current year ICD-10 CM Expert, CPT Professional, HCPCS Expert$242.35
Step by Step Medical Coding 2021 Bundle1978-032-388-3498$125.00
Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Coding; 4th Edition1978-032-370-2360$73.15
Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition1978-080-365-6581$34.00
Myndology Flashcards – Small (100 cards each required)3605875664472$6.00
Myndology Flashcards – Large (100 cards each required)3605875151446$9.00
Headphones1$7.00
Durable 1″ Index Tabs for Coding Manuals2$8.00
Highlighters2$8.00
Notebook, 1 subject college ruled paper1$2.00
Lanyard1$2.00
Simple Calculator 1$6.00
Red Pen1$2.00
Mechanical Pencil1$2.00
Black Pen1$2.00
Flash Dive 8gb1$6.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$534.50
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Medical Coding
  • Students are prepared to take the national certification exam offered by the AAPC
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

Medical Coders review patient encounters and properly extract codes that accurately reflect the services provided. The codes can include codes for office visits, hospital stays, and tests such as lab work or procedures. Coders use standardized codes from CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS guidelines.

Medical Coders can work in a variety of office and hospital settings, for insurance companies or third-party coding services.

Attention to detail, good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy. Organization, time management and good communication skills. Basic math, bookkeeping and accounting skills.

Medical Coding

Program length
720 hours
Total cost
$2,786
Lehi Main Campus
Provo Campus
Program length
720 hours
Total cost
$2,786
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