AAPC Professional Medical Coding CPC w/ Medical Terminology

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder. 510713


AAPC Professional Medical Coding CPC Course with Medical Terminology
Students learn to use the three HIPAA approved coding books CPT-4, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II. Students learn how to abstract from a medical record and apply the guidelines from AMA and CMS to choose the correct code to represent what services were provided and prove the medical necessity of the service being billed. Once a student successfully completes the program, they are eligible to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Exam. If the student passes the exam with a grade of 70% or more, they receive their AAPC certificate. If a student fails to pass the national exam, LS Coding & Education guarantees they will remain a student provided they continue to study and participate in the program. The student, will receive tutoring, and be given additional practice tests to help them pass the AAPC National Exam. A student may however have to purchase the next years AAPC books and Coding Reference Books if they crossover into the next year where updated books are required.
This course utilizes the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. The Instructor/Program Supervisor, Lynn Schoeler, is a Certified Professional Coder Instructor licensed by the AAPC. The Co-Instructor/Program Manager, Sharon Jones, is a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Outpatient Coder, certified by the AAPC.
Students will use our Moodle Server at to find instructions for each week of class.
Students will read the chapters before attending the class lecture online on the Moodle site.
After watching the online classes, students will be required to take a Quiz for each chapter as well as attend a forum chat session addressing the subject assigned by the instructor for each week. They must respond to the instructor and at least one other student. Responses and comments must be substantive.
Class exercises will be assigned and reviewed during the online sessions. Assignments will be given following the last session of the week these assignments are due back the following week of class. Assignments will be reviewed in the next week’s sessions. Tests will be given on each chapter of the curriculum. Mock tests will be given to simulate the AAPC National Examination to prepare the student for the AAPC National Certification Exam.
The student will be able to read a medical record and determine what services were provided to the patient. The student will be able to translate the services and diagnosis using the CPT- 4 Procedure codes and ICD-10-CM Diagnosis codes. The student will also be able to find the correct HCPCS Level II Codes to bill for supplies used during the procedure provided in the physician outpatient setting. Students will be able to apply the Medicare Coding Guidelines when selecting the appropriate service and diagnosis codes.
As part of this course the student will also learn the skills needed to pass the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Certification Examination.
Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure): $2735.00

Books required for the program: Elsevier Mastering Healthcare Terminology, AAPC Textbook CPC, Current Year AMA CPT, Current Year AMA ICD-10-CM, Current Year AMA HCPCS Level II

There are no additional supplies required for the program.

WIOA Contacts:
Lynn C Schoeler, CPC, COC, CPC-I – Email:
Sharon Jones, COC, CPC – Email:
Phone number: 520-777-8853 or direct lines 520-207-1525 or 520-272-6087

School site:
LMS site:

Students must have a HS Diploma or GED

Refund Policy:
% of clock hours Refund Sessions or Weeks
10% or less will give 90% refund
More than 10% less than or equal to 20% will give 80% refund
More than 20% less than or equal to 30% will give 70% refund
More than 30% less than or equal to 40% will give 60% refund
More than 40% less than or equal to 50% will give 50% refund
More than 50% less than or equal to 50% No Refund

AAPC CPC is an industry recognized credential and is nationally recognized.
It is stackable you can add additional certifications to this certification.
It is portable because the National Certification Provided by the AAPC, which is a National Organization, is accepted throughout the industry.
This course is accredited by the AAPC and the instructor must be licensed by the AAPC. Lynn Schoeler is a licensed instructor for the AAPC.

90% of students complete this course


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


LS Coding & Education LLC

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

12 grade or GED

Training Location(s)


Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:

Certification or License;

Name of Credential

CPC certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

prorated on time enrolled

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$325.00 AAPC National Exam

In-State/District Tuition

$2,050.00 Tuition

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$2,050.00 Tuition

Registration Fee

$90.00 AAPC Membership Fee

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$270.00 Coding Books

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2072.00Medical Records Specialists
$17.00 per hour

Provider Status



5991 East Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712

Phone Number

(866) 737-3701

Fax Number

(520) 777-8893

Web Address

Last Updated

Dec 07, 2022


Feb 16, 2012


Jul 01, 2022