Prepare online for an entry-level career as an inpatient and outpatient coder, biller, patient account representative and other support positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
60 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $45 - 120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  • Read and interpret patient medical records
  • Accurately assign diagnostic and procedural codes according to professional and federal coding guidelines
  • Complete insurance, Medicare and Medicaid claim forms
  • Apply privacy and security regulations to protect confidential health care records and billing data
  • Use manual and computerized encoders and grouping systems to determine prospective payment systems in various healthcare settings
  • Use computer software programs, including electronic health record software and automated accounting systems

Careers & Opportunities

The job outlook for medical coding specialists is good with graduates working as Medical Coders, Medical Reimbursement Specialists and Patient Account Representatives. For salary information in your state, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov.

Potential employers include: Medical and dental offices, insurance companies, medical coding and billing companies, hospitals and other health care facilities.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information

Get Started

Application period: Applications are accepted once annually in advance of each Fall quarter from mid-January to June.

Next application deadline is June 12, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted after deadline on a space available basis.

How to apply

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