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Make yourself marketable with a Medical Coding certificate.

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Jump into the booming field of medical billing and coding.

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.

Ensign College offers 2 degree options for the Medical Coding area of study: 1) Certificate combined with general education courses into a transferable AS degree; or 2) Stand-alone certificate. Each option equips you with the valuable skills employers want, so you can get to work right away (and continue your education while you get paid!)

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.

Ensign College programs are designed to prepare students to be capable and trusted disciples with market-ready skills. The College programs are not designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation in Utah or in any state, country or territory.

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.

Core Curriculum34 credits34 credits34 credits
Certificate(s)15 credits15 credits16-29 credits
Electives11 credits0-6 credits
TOTAL60 credits64 credits50-69 credits
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Get a stand-alone certificate
Are you looking for the fastest option to gain marketable skills, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? Ensign College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just one semester (15 credits). Stand-alone certificates can be completed in just 2 semesters (16-29 credits). So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice, with the potential for further education later.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your academic advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your academic advisor through the Student Development Center at or 801-524-8151.

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Schillene Bigelow
Program Chair - Health Professions
B.S., Health Care Administration, University of Phoenix, 2012

Office 801-524-1992
Jerilyn Butterfield
Jerilyn Butterfield
Medical Coding Program Supervisor
CPC Certification
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.
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