The Medical Coding certificate will give you the in-demand skill set to work in a medical clinic billing department or independent coding facility. You’ll learn medical terminology and efficient coding practices while improving your professional communication skills. The curriculum will prepare you to sit for a national certification exam upon completion. So you’ll graduate highly trained to join a growing industry eager to hire coding professionals.
You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.
If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.
Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.
Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.
|AS DEGREE + 1 CERTIFICATE||AS DEGREE + 2 CERTIFICATES||AS DEGREE + CERTIFICATE|
|Core Curriculum||34 credits||34 credits||34 credits|
|Certificate(s)||15 credits||15 credits||16-29 credits|
|Electives||11 credits||–||0-6 credits|
|TOTAL||60 credits||64 credits||50-69 credits|
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A.A.S., Medical Coding Specialist, Santa Barbara City College, 2014
B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University, 1996
After raising five children and serving faithfully in numerous leadership capacities in the Relief Society and Young Women’s organizations, Jerilyn entered the medical field in 2010 as a transcriptionist in Northern California while pursuing a degree in medical coding. She came to Ensign College in 2016 as an adjunct faculty member, subject matter expert and course creator. She strongly believes that the journey is as important as the destination in all learning environments.