Medical Billing Specialist Certificate

(46-48 credits)

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.

Prerequisite Requirements

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.

Core Requirements

(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

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Contact Us

PROGRAM CHAIR

Jonathan Eastabrooks

jeastabrooks@tacomacc.edu

253-566-5228