Medical Billing Specialist Certificate (MBSC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This career program is designed to provide students with the medical coding and accounting/basic business
skills for entry-level positions in the medical business community. Typical jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include medical biller, medical records clerk, insurance coder, and medical office assistant in non-hospital settings. Credits may be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Accounting, Health Information Technology, and/or Medical Assisting.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate entry-level administrative technology skills, including office computer operations and insurance billing/collection procedures.
  • demonstrate entry-level bookkeeping/accounting skills.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the various conventions used in the ICD-10-CM and CPT code books.
  • explain the purpose of classification systems and code accurately using the ICD-10-CM or CPT coding systems.
  • utilize the medical record to code.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ACC 110
or ACC 160
College Accounting
Principles of Accounting I
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HIT 110 Introduction to Health Information Science 3
HIT 120 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 255+ CPT and Other Classification Systems 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
AOT 215â—½ Medical Office Procedures 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computer Science and Applications 3
HIT 250 ICD-10 CM Coding and Classification System 5
Elective♦  Free Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Credit Total 31
* Placement testing is available for AOT 112, 113 and 114  (Keyboarding sequence).
+ Prerequisites for HIT 255 will be waived for MBSC majors who are concurrently enrolled in BIO 163 and HIT 110.
♦ Recommended Free Elective: HIT 150
â—½Prerequisites for AOT 215 will be waived for MBSC majors who are concurrently enrolled in AOT 112, 113, or 114.