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Medical Coding - Transcriptionist Certificate

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The Medical Coding/Transcriptionist program provides students with the opportunity to gain the entry-level skills necessary to acquire and maintain a position relating to Medical Coding and/or Medical Transcription. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify and correctly apply ICD-9-CM codes based on the diagnoses presented
  • Identify and correctly apply CPT codes based on the surgical procedures presented
  • Recognize, understand and spell a variety of medical terms
  • Demonstrate proficiency in keying dictated tapes based on medical cases
  • Distinguish different medical forms and show familiarity with content
  • Communicate effectively

Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Medical Coding - Transcriptionist Certificate

Career Opportunities

This program affords students the ability to gain the competencies needed to successfully acquire and maintain employment in managed care systems, nursing homes, home care agencies, physicians’ offices, hospitals and insurance agencies. Many of the positions in this field are home-based.

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Online Learning

Online Medical Coding - Transcriptionist Certificate Degree

The Medical Coding - Transcriptionist Certificate degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Program Name: Medical Coding/Transcriptionist

OPEID: 004788
CIP Code: 51.0716
Occupation(s): Medical Transcriptionist
O*Net Link to occupational profiles:

Program costs for New York State residents *

Tuition & Fees: $4,490
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Room & Board: $9,200

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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?

A. The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, 47% finished in 1 years.

Q. What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A. The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.


Q. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

A. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: $106,786
  • Private education loans: $0
  • Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 71% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program. 

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