Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

Earning an associate degree in the Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding program prepares students for career advancement by combining a career certificate program with general education courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences.  The Allied Health curriculum requires 16 credit hours per semester for two semesters.  The Medical Billing and Coding program is three semesters, including an externship. Students are equipped with the knowledge and training of the most advanced medical coding systems including CPT-4 and ICD-10, compliance and reimbursement issues, and fundamental economics of health care. Upon completion of the program, students have the option to transfer their degree to a four-year college or university, or begin their career as a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.

Career Opportunities

With your degree you can find a jobs at:
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Physicians’ groups
  • EKG and Phlebotomy testing facilities
  • Surgical centers
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Medical laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies

Curriculum Summary



Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
MTH121 Business Mathematics3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ENG108 English Composition3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
MTH207 Statistics3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC110 Human Body Systems & Diseases I3
MBC111 Human Body Systems & Diseases II3
MBC108 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding3
MBC117 Medical Office Administration3
AHT144 Strengthening Health Care Skills I3
AHT146 Strengthening Health Care Skills II3

Semester 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC209 CPT4 Coding and Practicum3
MBC211 Health Insurance Claims/Medical Software3
MBC208 ICD-10 Coding and Practicum3
MBC215 Problem Solving in Billing and Coding3

Semester 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC232 Medical Billing and Coding Externship3
MBC220 Medical Billing and Coding Internship3

Semester 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
MTH121 Business Mathematics3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ENG108 English Composition3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1

Semester 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
MTH207 Statistics3

Semester 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC110 Human Body Systems & Diseases I3
MBC111 Human Body Systems & Diseases II3
MBC108 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding3
MBC117 Medical Office Administration3
AHT144 Strengthening Health Care Skills I3
AHT146 Strengthening Health Care Skills II3

Semester 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC209 CPT4 Coding and Practicum3
MBC211 Health Insurance Claims/Medical Software3
MBC208 ICD-10 Coding and Practicum3
MBC215 Problem Solving in Billing and Coding3

Semester 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MBC232 Medical Billing and Coding Externship3
MBC220 Medical Billing and Coding Internship3

Program Objectives

Students pursuing an A.S. Degree in AHT can expect maximum opportunities for health care professionals in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician or Practical Nursing by continuing their collegiate education. The A.S. in AHT Degree provides students with additional knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will enhance their career mobility in the health care setting. This degree also prepares students to pursue further education at the bachelor’s degree level.

Program Objectives
  • The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in AHT are as follows:
  • Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
  • Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
  • Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
  • Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
  • Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level
Allied Health
Medical Billing and Coding

Associate in Science (A.S.)