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Medical Coding Specialist

Certificate of Achievement
Saddleback College
100% FULLY ONLINE
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
1 year
Annual In-State Tuition (CA)
$1,472
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$9,280
100% FULLY ONLINE
Average Program Length
1 year
Total Credits
32
Annual In-State Tuition (CA)
$1,472
Annual Out-of-State Tuition
$9,280
Earn your Medical Coding Specialist degree online

As an online student you can expect the same level of instruction as campus learners. The coursework is equally challenging, and taught by the same college faculty who you can typically interact with by phone, text, email, or online chat.


The certificate or degree that you receive will be the exact same as those granted to campus learners and will not reflect that you obtained your education online.

Careers in Medical Coding
A degree in medical coding will prepare students to enter a career in healthcare administration. Students will learn billing processes, medical terminology, insurance principles, data management, and medical ethics. Leaders from this field will often interface with pharmacists, doctors, and insurance companies. An increasing number of healthcare employers are looking for applicants with billing and coding skills, according to Boston Consulting Group. Career opportunities include medical billing specialist, medical coder, and claims processor.
Annual Tuition Breakdown
For California Residents
In-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$46
Credits
32
Annual Tuition Total
$1,472
For Nonresidents
Out-of-State Tuition
Cost per Credit
$290
Credits
32
Annual Tuition Total
$9,280
Frequently Asked Questions
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College Collective is a directory of low-cost, fully-online degrees offered by community colleges around the country. Created by a team of higher education experts and technologists, we are a free resource for learners seeking to further their education and advance their careers. Community colleges do not pay to be listed in College Collective.


What is a certificate?

A certificate is a postsecondary credential granted in a specific field of study. Students typically complete certificate programs within six months to a year. Certificates validate one’s knowledge and skills when applying to jobs, and some credits may be used to transfer to degree programs at the same or another institution.

What do I need to be successful in earning my degree online?

A reliable internet connection and a personal computer.

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About This College
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Saddleback College
Established in 1968, Saddleback College is a public community college in Mission Viejo, California.
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Accreditation
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Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Founded in 1962, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges is the U.S. Department of Education’s regional accreditor for postsecondary education institutions in California and Hawaii. Its headquarters are in Alameda, California.