Medical Coding

NOTE: This program is not currently accepting new students and will be discontinued as of January 2020.

Work Behind-the-Scenes in Healthcare

Do you prefer to work behind-the-scenes on the computer, concentrating on the important details that make the entire healthcare system function properly? A career in medical coding may be right for you. Medical coding is the process of converting doctor’s notes and instructions into code. The purpose is to accurately record medical care and make the proper claim for reimbursement.

Get a Job in Demand

All healthcare organizations need medical coders. That’s why the number of jobs is forecasted to grow by 13% through the year 2026 for medical coders*.

Flexible Online Classes

You can easily balance work, life, and school with this program. You will take all your classes online with one exception: BIO 152 (Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology). To make it easy, that one course is offered in-person at MWCC on a convenient day or evening schedule.


You’ll study the official coding rules, guidelines, and classification systems for assigning valid ICD-10 diagnosis codes and procedure codes in this program. Your final class will include 40-hours of field-based professional site visits. You will be well-prepared for an entry-level medical coding position in a doctor’s office, hospital, or insurance company.

Go from Certificate to Degree

This 12-course certificate will earn you 41 college credits, and every credit can be applied toward the Mount Wachusett Community College Health Information Management (HIM) degree. You’ll have a straight path forward to complete the degree in Health Information Management, a program that prepares you to sit for the AHIMA RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) certifying exam.

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*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics