Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder. 510713


A. Program Objective: Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge of professional skills required for Medical Coding and Billing (2) knowledge and training on diagnostic and procedural coding and ICD-10 codes (3) knowledge of coding compliance and auditing (4) fundamental concepts for working effectively in a healthcare setting including knowledge of HIPPA and medical ethics.

Description: This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of medical coding and billing and prepare students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Course topics included medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, computer applications in healthcare technologies, insurance plans, and medical ethics.  Students will also learn diagnostic and procedural coding, coding compliance and auditing, physician and hospital billing, HIPPA compliance, Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE systems.  Students receive training and practice for ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPS code assignment.

Competencies to be achieved:

MCB 100: Introduction to Health Information Management (3 cr)

MCB 130: Computer Applications and Healthcare Technologies (3 cr.) 

MCB 160: Revenue Cycle Management Process, Compliance & Regulatory (3 cr.) 

MCB 240: Medical Coding and Billing Training & CPC Certification Prep/Professional Practice (4 cr.)

CIS 120: Intro to Computer Information System (3 cr.) 

BIO 160: Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.) AHE 119 can be substituted for BIO 160.

AHE 101: Medical Terminology (3 cr.)

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

In-state: $4414.90  (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies) 

Out-of-state: $5347.90  (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies)



  • In-state tuition: $2162.00 ($94 per credit hour, 23 credits total)

  • Out-of-state tuition: $3095.00 ($104 per credit hour 1-6 credits, then $141 per credit hour)

  • 3 semesters 10+9+4 credit hours for 23 total


Additional Fees:

  • Estimated Books: $864.90 (includes optional study materials, estimated prices)

  • Bus Fee: $15 ($5 per semester, Fall/Spring only)

  • MCB 100: $125 AAPC student membership

  • MCB 200: $400 LMS support

  • MCB 230: $638 CPC Exam fee, CPC Study Guide, CPC Practicode Online Internship

  • Web Fees: $30 for each online class x 7 = $210 (BIO 160 is not online)

Total Course Fees including books:  $2252.90


C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):

MCB 100: Cengage Unlimited MCB subscription, ISBN: 9780357700013, 1 year access $199.99 or one semester 134.99** (IF NOT ALREADY PURCHASED IN AHE-119)

MCB 130: See ** below

MCB 160: See ** below

MCB 240: no textbooks required for this course.  Optional items include:  CPC Practice Exams $59.95 and CPC Exam Review $149.99, available for purchase at

AHE 101:  Language of Medicine w/Access, 12th Edition, ISBN 9780323551472, $119.99

CIS 120:  Cengage Unlimited subscription, ISBN: 978357700006, $134.99 (THIS IS A SEPARATE CENGAGE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY FOR CIS 120)

BIO 160*:  Openstax Anatomy &Physiology – 2nd Ed. (ISBN:  9781711494067) $55 OR

AHE 119*: Cengage Unlimited MCB subscription, ISBN: 9780357700013, 1 year access $199.99 or one semester 134.99**

*Students will take either BIO 160 OR AHE 119 (the higher priced item is listed in the books total)

**A single Cengage Unlimited MCB subscription will include all e-texts needed for the time they subscribe for.  Meaning that one single semester long subscription will cover all e-texts needed for AHE-119, MCB 100, MCB, 130, & MCB 160 during that semester.  If students plan to spread out those 4 courses over 2 semesters, then they should purchase a 12-month Cengage MCB subscription to cover both semesters worth of e-texts.  If student chooses the AHE 119 pathway they should purchase the Cengage subscription in AHE-119.  If they choose the BIO 160 route, they will purchase the subscription in MCB 100.

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):


D. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name: Isabella Hand, Administrative Assistant IV for Allied Health and Radiologic Technology Programs


Phone Number: (928) 344-7552

E. Direct Website link to the program: 

F. Additional information:

Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A

Other requirements: 

G. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

H. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

Yes or No: Yes, AAPC, American Academy of Professional Coders

  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)

Yes or No: Yes

Career Pathway: Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration

  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

 Yes or No (Explain): Yes, skills applicable nationwide

  • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)

Yes or No: Yes

Link to Accrediting Website: HLC,

I. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. New program, no data.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Arizona Western College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona

Local WIB

9 - ARIZONA@WORK Yuma County

Name of Credential

Certified Professional Coder

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant

Refund Policy

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

Yes - Higher Learning Commission

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

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$638.00 CPC Exam, study guide, and online internship

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$15.00 bus fee, $5/semester for 3 semesters, Fall/Spring only

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


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

$525.00 AAPC Membership and LMS Support

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2072.00Medical Records Specialists
$13.96 per hour
Required Certification: Certified Professional Coder

Provider Status



2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365

Phone Number

(928) 344-7567

Fax Number

(928) 317-6048

Last Updated

Jul 25, 2023


Jan 03, 2022


May 25, 2025

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