Medical Coding Certificate Series

Effective Fall of 2022, Medical Coding courses have changed.   

If you need assistance with planning your course schedule, please contact us at

*The cost of the textbooks are not included in the fees listed below.  Students will purchase these books through the AAPC or the Collin College bookstore.  

Resources for HITT1005, MDCA1009, HITT2030, and HPRS2021 are accessed for 12 months for a one-time fee of $199.99 through Cengage Unlimited (not included in tuition).  An optional 24-month subscription is available for students that plan on completing both Medical Billing and Medical Coding certificates for $239.99 (not included in tuition).


Core Courses

Courses need to be taken in the following order.
Term 1
Course Name: Medical Terminology
Course Number: HITT 1005
Hours: 48
Fee: $429
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Course Name: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Course Number: MDCA 1009
Hours: 48
Fee: $429
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Course Name: Diagnostic Coding*
Course Number: HITT1041
Hours: 48
Fee: $499*
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Course Name: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
Course Number: HITT2030
Hours: 48
Fee: $429
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Term 2
Course Name: Procedure Coding*
Course Number: HITT2046
Hours: 48
Fee: $449* (Uses textbook from Diagnostic Coding HITT1041)
AAPC Access fee $150 not included in tuition. 
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Course Name: Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals
Course Number: HPRS2021
Hours: 48
Fee: $429
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Term 3
Course Name: Coding Applications - Virtual Coding Internship* (Optional Course)
Course Number: HITT2045
Hours: 48
Fee: $499
CPC-A Practicum Access Code $219.00 required. 
Students who complete Practicode do not recieve CPC-A designation after passing the CPC exam. 
When you pass the CPC exam, you receive your CPC-A credential, which signifies apprenticeship standing. You remain an apprentice until you fulfill the 2-year experience requirement, at which time you will submit proof of meeting the requirement, and your A will be removed. Proof of Education or ExperienceProof of education or experience isn’t necessary to sit for AAPC exams. However, due to the level of expertise required of medical coders, AAPC expects certified coders to be able to perform not only in an exam setting but also in the real world.
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Other Information

Students must receive a passing grade on all quizzes, tests, and assignments as well as attend 90% of each course to pass competency and be eligible for a certificate.

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of all required classes, please email with the name of the completed certificate series and your current mailing address.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.
Employment Opportunities
Job Titles
Medical Coder
Professional Coder
Medical Records Coder
Coding Specialist
Insurance Specialist
Medical Claims Auditor
Job Locations
Physician offices
Insurance companies
Billing companies
Federal Government / Medicare
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