Coding & Billing Specialist

Coding & Billing Specialist

The Billing & Coding Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of Medical Coding. The Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Program at SCCC is a credentialed program that provides occupational education and training to prepare students to become knowledgeable in the entry-level role of Billing & Coding Specialist. The curriculum is based on the standards and guidelines set forth by The National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Courses include Medical Terminology, Medical Insurance, Medical Coding, Using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS, Computerized Medical Practice Management (Medisoft), and Electronic Medical Records (SpringCharts). This introductory program is 270 hours. The program has alternating starts of a full-time 15 week program, or a 30 week part-time evening program. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the NHA to be become a Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS).

This program does not qualify for assistance through the financial aid office, but individuals may qualify for grants or scholarships through other sources. To learn more about the options available to you, please contact the Intake Coordinator at (973) 300-2149.

Career Options

Medical Coding Professionals are individuals who transform written descriptions of disease, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations. This information is then used for clinical decisions, reimbursement of insurance claims, and indexing statistics and research. Medical Coders help prevent legal difficulties and ensure that providers receive full reimbursement in a timely manner. Medical Coders are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, ambulatory care facilities, nursing facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies, and health data organizations.


Mandy Stewart