- Course Descriptions
- Division of Science and Health Careers
- Admission Requirements
- Application Process
- Essential Skills
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information Sessions
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.
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
- Complete and submit the Oakton College Application for Admission and return the completed form to the Enrollment Center or submit an on-line application.
- Submit the application fee.
Students will not be interviewed for this program. Students may enroll during any registration period however; they should follow the sequence listed below. Students should contact the HIT program advisor, with questions about course sequencing, 847.376.7034.
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