Gogebic Community College

Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Program Overview

  • Certificate Program
  • 2 Years
  • Fully Online


Medical coders and billing specialists play a vital role in the financial viability of healthcare organizations. The online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program prepares students for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry performing medical coding and processing health care insurance claims.

Unique Features

  • This program is related to the GCC Medical Office Professional program, which is a 1-year online, occupational certificate program. The Medical Office Professional program semesters serve as the first two semester of this Medical Coding and Billing Program. 
  • Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to write for a national examination.


  • Students are required to achieve a grade of 75% (C) or higher in courses to successfully complete the program.


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
COL 102 College and Career Success 1
HIT 110 Introduction to Health Information Management 4
ENG 101 OR ENG 105 English Composition I OR Technical English 3
BIO 105 Anatomy and Physiology 4
Prefix Title Credits
BUS 116 Medical Terminology 4
HIT 108 Medical Office Procedures 2
HIT 109 Health Care Data Structure (1st 8 weeks) 2
BUS 161 Microsoft Essentials 4
Prefix Title Credits
HIT 205 Disease Process and Pharmacology 4
HIT 226 ICD-10-CM/PCS 4
Prefix Title Credits
HIT 215 Ambulatory Care Coding 4
HIT 212 Health Care Insurance (2nd 8 weeks) 2
HIT 216 CCA Review (2nd 8 weeks) 2
HIT 103 Medical Coding and Billing Capstone 2
Total Credits: 42

Additional Information

Please Note: The first two semesters of this Medical Coding and Billing Program are the same two semesters, which make up the Medical Office Professional, 1-year, online occupational certificate program. Please contact the program advisor for more information.

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