Be part of a medical team!
Medical billers and coders are the members of a medical team who make healthcare facilities run smoothly for doctors and patients. If you want to have a positive impact on people’s lives, medical billing and coding may be the career for you!
In our Medical Billing and Coding degree program, you will earn an associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding and acquire the skills to work in a hospital, doctor’s office, clinic, and other healthcare facilities.
Whether you’re interested in our Bridgeport, or Charleston campus we can prepare you for a vital career. For thorough medical billing and coding training that can help you stand out to employers, choose WVJC!
“I honestly have never had teachers that care about me like they do at WVJC! I highly recommend furthering your education there. I love it and I’m going to miss everyone!”
– Elizabeth Akers, WVJC Student
What You’ll Learn in Medical Billing and Coding School
WVJC’s medical billing and coding degree program is designed to teach you practical skills that you will use in your future career.
This means that we don’t require you to pay for extra courses that don’t have applications to your chosen career path, saving you money and time.
In our medical billing and coding courses, you will learn how to:
- Perform basic coding
- Maintain electronic health records
- Handle billing
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Understand medical terms
- Work with medical records
- Transcribe (write out) a doctor’s notes
- Protect patient privacy
- Use computers and medical software to perform office tasks
This medical billing and coding training will help you stand out among other job applicants after graduation.
Applying Your Degree
Our approach has always been to provide our students with a quality education that can serve as a basis for whatever career path they choose. We follow this same approach with our WVJC medical billing and coding training, teaching you a set of key skills that will prepare you for essential roles in your career.
With your associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding from WVJC, you could go on to:
- Manage a doctor’s office
- Work with insurance companies
- Work at the admissions desk of a hospital
- Work as a doctor’s secretary
- Work as an administrative assistant in any kind of office
From our program structure to our career management services, we are there to help you obtain your Medical Billing and Coding degree and start working toward your dream career.
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get started on your dream career fast. With this in mind, we’ve designed our Medical Billing and Coding program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Medical Billing and Coding program students, you will complete an externship as part of your medical billing and coding training. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world to real-world situations. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire medical billers and coders.
About Our Medical Billing and Coding Program
Not only do our medical billing and coding courses prepare you to be job-ready, but they’re also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist*
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant**
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist**
Medical billers and coders are an important part of a healthcare office’s team, and we’re excited to give you the opportunity to pursue the career. To learn more about our medical billing and coding training program, call WVJC today or request information.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.