Aug 11, 2022  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Handbook 2022-23 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Handbook 2022-23

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Academy of Health Professions

 Lowell Campus

Program Description:

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program consists of 21 college credits. The objective of this program is to provide the students with the skills to perform a variety of administrative health information functions, including those associated with organizing, analyzing, and technically evaluating health insurance claim forms and coding diseases, surgeries, medical procedures, and other therapies for billing and collection.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates of the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (MBC) program are qualified for entry-level employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Students may find career opportunities in long-term care facilities, hospitals or clinics, or group or individual physician’s offices as well as billing agencies. Graduates of this program will be able to move up the career ladder by taking additional college-level courses to meet requirements for other certificates or associate degrees in a health career.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates from the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program are prepared to:

  • Prepare and manage records according to HIPAA standards;
  • Perform diagnosis- and procedure-coding accurately and efficiently;
  • Demonstrate the professional workplace habits, attitudes and behaviors expected of the medical billing and coding professional.

Total Credits: 21

Admission Information

Admission Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG 088,  ENG 089, ENG 092, or above.  Eligibility may be demonstrated through the college placement test or previous college coursework.

Program Specifics: 

  • All classes and labs are held on the Lowell Campus at MCC’s Health, Science & Technology Center, located on Middle Street.
  • Courses are offered in a variety of accelerated formats including evenings/weekends/online. Please contact an admissions representative for detailed class times
  • Students must achieve a grade of ”C” (73%) or better in each of the Academy of Health Professions (AHP) courses as well as Medical Terminology to progress in the program.