The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of healthcare settings as entry-level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coding clerks or medical coder/billers.
1,000 Hours, 46 weeks
Employment opportunities are excellent for qualified/trained individuals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase in the need for medical billers/coders.
In the state of Florida, entry-level Medical Records and Health Information Technicians can average $21,091.20 to $29,931.20 per year.*
Standard Career and Technical program admission procedures apply; high school diploma or GED; attend an information session, and uniforms and additional requirements applicable to program.
Certificate of Completion:
Upon completion of all course requirements, students earn an Applied Technology Diploma. Vocational credit will be converted to college credit upon transfer to the AS degree at the community college. This program is part of the Health Information Management or Office System Technology – Medical Office Systems Specialization Associate of Science Degrees and guarantees transfer of credit of 26 hours toward the Associate of Science Degree at a Community College that offers one of these programs of study.
* Source: Florida Research and Economic Database, 2007
Prospective students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. For more information contact Bille Strodl, Financial Aid Officer at CTAE, by phone at 671-7200 or via email at Billie.Strodl@marion.k12.fl.us.