Medical Office Coding

Program Overview

Coders must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. Using codebooks, the medical coder assigns correct codes to record the service levels for the procedures performed and to account for supplies used to treat the patient during an encounter with the physician. Proper assignment of ICD-10-CM codes corresponds with the physician’s diagnoses and completes the “story” of the patient’s treatment for illness or injury. This curriculum is certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders and upon completion, the students may take the certification test to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). For more information on AAPC, click here.

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Application Deadline


Applications are due THREE WEEKS before the program starts. To start or continue your application, visit here.

Program Schedule


Part One Program Days Program Times
8.22.2022 – 12.15.2022 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Part Two Program Days Program Times
1.2.23 – 5.24.2023 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
& Saturdays To Be Determined
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
450 Total Hours Brandi Peace & April Black $2,990

*January start dates have a two-month summer break.
‡Students starting in August will have an accelerated pace.

Program Criteria & Prerequisite


– A home computer or laptop (Chromebooks are not compatible with required software) with internet access is required due to this program’s blended online and in-person learning environment.

– Completion of the Medical Office Specialist program. Students may be exempt if they have has six or more months of medical field experience.

– Successful students will pass our in-person assessment. Schedule your assessment appointment after submitting your online application.

Semester One Opt-Out


If you have previously taken Anatomy and Medical Terminology and want to start the program in the second semester, you must pass the AAPC Anatomy and Medical Terminology test with an 85%.

Program Courses


Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Terminology
Coding Rules for Current Procedural Terminology
ICD-10 Coding
Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems
Payment Systems
Medical Fraud & Abuse
Healthcare Systems

Career Opportunities


Physician’s Office
Hospital
Insurance Company

College Credit


Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or OKWU.edu.

Certifications


American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Financial Assistance


Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for Full Time & Flex programs, as well as some Fast Track programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to provide assistance for financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

We’re Here To Help!

Get in touch with Tri County Tech’s enrollment team. You can request more information about a program or financial assistance, ask away!

Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Randall.Jones@TriCountyTech.edu | 918.331.3269


Laci Davis

Meet Laci.

She is our Student Services Coordinator who will work with you on setting up Financial Assistance for those who qualify. It is available through our Foundation for Full-Time & Flex classes, as well as some Fast Track programs.

Laci.Davis@TriCountyTech.edu | 918.331.3261

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