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Medical Administrative Coder

Medical Administrative Coder
Medical Administrative Coder
Associate Degree
61 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

 “There is a code for that: W589.22 Struck by a turtle, W61.33 Pecked by a chicken or maybe W55.21 Bitten by a cow. Join us for the journey into the world of medical coding.” - Anonymous

If you are fascinated with the medical field and the effects the process of diseases, conditions and illnesses have on the human body and you like research, analysis and connecting the dots, then a career as a medical administrative coder could be for you. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the medical billing and coding field is expected to grow 21% between now and 2020. Graduates of our program are in high demand and the demand is only expected to increase over time – in fact, many students secure employment before graduating.

Employers are looking for highly skilled coders, which you will be after completing our program. Your specialized training includes medical ethics, records management, medical terminology, human anatomy, health insurance, medical billing, medical transcription, coding and Medical MS Office Suites. Plus, you’ll have a significant advantage when it’s time to take your certification, as our program follows the curriculum of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AAPC is the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare and BTC is the only program in Wisconsin to partner with AAPC.

With a focus on outpatient coding, you will be prepared for a career working in physician practices, large healthcare and allied health organizations such as clinics, hospitals and foundations, insurance companies, medical publishers, research organizations and medical product manufacturers.

Most of the Medical Administrative Coder program courses are offered through MyEdChoice, which means you can choose from three different ways to attend each week/day of the classes including in the classroom at a set time, video conferencing (referred to as ITV) or online.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage


*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

Medical Secretary
Administrative Secretary
Medical Coders (physician billing)
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Records Technician
Medical Voucher Clerk
Medical Insurance Biller
Medical Clerk
Clinic Clerk

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.

Medical Administrative Coder

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