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Medical Coder

Health Science career cluster

Quick Program Facts

Program Description

Our program prepares you to code medical information for insurance purposes, teaches you about disease processes and trains you to use classification manuals.

The certification examination is administered in the last class by an AAPC Representative. You must register for the certification examination directly with AAPC.

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the nation's largest association of medical coders, billers, auditors and regulatory compliance experts–with more than 141,000 members. AAPC credentials are nationally recognized by physicians and clinical professionals as well as medical societies and government organizations across the country for their expertise in administering the business side of medicine.

Eligibility Requirements and Prerequisites

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Passing score on The Adult Basic Education (TABE) test, if applicable

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing the course requirements, you will receive a TCC Certificate of Completion.

The certification examination is administered in the last class by an AAPC Representative. You must register for the certification examination directly with AAPC.

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

Entry into our program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Step 1: Go to a Medical Coder Orientation Session

You are required to attend an orientation session before you can be accepted into our program.

Map of Trinity River Campus

Please note:

  • No late arrivals accepted
  • No children allowed

2018 Schedule

Date Day Time Room
February 8 Thursday 6:30 p.m. TRTR 4008
Energy Auditorium
March 6 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. TRTR 4008
Energy Auditorium
April 11 Wednesday 10 a.m. TRTR 4012
Power Room

Step 2: Register for class

Once you have been accepted, you may register for Medical Coder courses.

Our next available program will begin in May 2018.

Additional Accommodations

If you need to request accommodations, please call us at 817-515-1071.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus
Community & Industry Education Services
Artrese Hartman
817-515-1071
TR.CIE@tccd.edu

Updated December 11, 2017