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Medical Coding and Billing Course Sequence

Medical Coding and Billing Course Sequence

This curriculum is offered at the Des Plaines campus. Some courses may be offered online. The 16-credit-hour program prepares students for billing positions in physician offices and billing services. Students take courses in computing, insurance procedures, CPT and ICD-10-CM, Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM Coding, and medical terminology. Students will work with computer software that automates the billing process. The program can be completed in one year or more during the evening on the Des Plaines campus.

Admission Requirements

All graduates of accredited high schools or holders of General Education Development (GED) certification are eligible for admission. Persons over 18 years of age who are not high school graduates may also be admitted, if they have sufficient abilities and background to benefit from the instruction offered as determined by the appropriate College representative.

Application Process - Limited Enrollment

  1. Complete and submit the Oakton College Application for Admission and return the completed form to the Enrollment Center or submit an online application.
  2. Make an appointment with Jennifer Crowley, Health Career Advisor, to apply and complete the Health Career Application.
  3. Submit the application fees.

Students will not be interviewed for this program. Students may enroll during any registration period, however they must meet with Jennifer Crowley, Health Career Advisor to apply to the program.

To schedule an appointment call  847.635.1844 or email,

You may wish to review the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate FAQ

Course sequence to complete the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate in one year or more.

First Semester, Spring:
HIT 104, HIT 105, HIT 111, and HIT 112

Second Semester, Summer:
HIT 170

Third Semester, Spring:
HIT 115, HIT 116, HIT 120, and HIT 125

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February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

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