Medical Coding

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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.
SECTIONLOCATIONROOMSTART DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
MorningLehi217MonthlyOpen Exit7:30 AM10:30 AMM-TH
AfternoonLehi217MonthlyOpen Exit11:30 AM2:30 PMM-TH
EveningLehi217MonthlyOpen Exit6:00 PM9:00 PMM-TH
MorningProvo109MonthlyOpen Exit7:30 AM10:30 AMM-TH
AfternoonProvo109MonthlyOpen Exit11:30 AM2:30 PMM-TH

*This program is a HYBRID program. Students attend class Monday through Thursday at their registered time. On Friday, students will be assigned a HYBRID assignment to complete outside of class.

Program Hours: 720 hours

TUITION /FEESCOST
Registration Fee$40.00
Facilities Fee$50.00
Program Fees$770.00
Tuition$1,512.00
Subtotal$2,372.00
Total$2,917.00

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.

REQUIRED MATERIALSCOSTNOTES
Medical Coding Book Bundle$228.00Coding Book Bundle includes: ICD-10 CM Expert, CPT Professional, HCPCS Expert
Step by Step 2021$125.00Step by Step 2021; ISBN: 9780323792745
Medical Terminology & Anatomy; 3rd Edition$86.00978-0-323-42795-2
Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition$34.00978-0-8036-3281-3
ICD-9 Supplement$12.00ICD-9 Supplement CM 2015 workbook
Myndology Flashcards – small$2.006-05875-66447-2 (3 sets of 100 cards each required)
Myndology Flashcards – Large$3.006-05875-15144-6 (5 sets of 100 cards each required)
Headphones$7.00 
Durable Index Tabs for Coding Manuals$4.002 sets required
Highlighters$4.00need 2 different colors
Red Pen$2.00 
Paper$2.00 
Lanyard$2.00 
Red Pen$2.00 
Mechanical Pencil$2.00 
Black Pen$2.00 
Scrubs$22.001 set
Flash Drive 8gb$6.00 
Access to a personal computing device and internet connectivityn/aThis program is a hybrid program and requires online learning. Access to a personal computing device and internet connectivity is required for online learning
Subtotal$545.00 
  • MTECH Program Certificate in Medical Coding
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • National Certification: Certified Professional Coder (AAPC)

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
12 months
Total cost
$2,917
Lehi Main Campus
Provo Campus
Program length
12 mos
Total cost
$2,917