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Medical Coding and Billing Course Sequence

Medical Coding and Billing Course Sequence

This curriculum is offered at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses. 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 two or more semesters during the day or evening on the Des Plaines campus. The program is offered at the Skokie campus only in the evening.

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 - Open 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. Submit the application fee.

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

Recommended course sequence to complete the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate in two semesters.

First Semester, Fall:
HIT 104, HIT 105, HIT 111, HIT 112, and HIT 170

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

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