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Medical Coding Specialist

Share 31-530-2 Technical Diploma (TD) 27 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Medical coding specialists translate verbal descriptions of disease, injury and procedures into numerical designations. The accurate recording of this information is critical for the reimbursement of health care claims, medical statistics and research. You will gain an understanding of the anatomy, signs and symptoms of diseases, and medical procedures. You will also learn how to analyze medical records and assign codes to diagnoses and procedures. Upon completion, you could work in a variety of health care settings or for a health insurance company.

Career Opportunities

  • Acute Care Coder
  • Chargemaster Auditor
  • Insurance Claims Clerk
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Physician Specialty Coder

Estimated Program Cost

Medical Coding Specialist

This program will cost about $3,957.15*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Medical Coding Specialist

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Functional Ability Statement

Read, sign and submit the Functional Ability Criteria Statement of Understanding found at

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Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Collect health data.
  • Apply coding and reimbursement systems.
  • Model professional behaviors and ethics.
  • Use electronic applications to support coding and data collection.
Additional Information
Upon completion of the program, you are awarded a technical diploma and are qualified to take a national certification examination, either through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Your first year program classes are offered at both the Oshkosh and Appleton campuses.

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