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Medical Coding & Billing

This program prepares students for employment as entry level medical coder/billers. This program includes the Health Technical Colleges Core, provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes and general employability skills. The content includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease process including pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures and basic data processing.


This occupation has an average wage of $16.81 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Medical Coder/Biller:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
HIM0009 A Introduction to Health Information Technology 90
HIM0071  B Medical Coder/Biller 1 350
HIM0072 Medical Coder/Biller 2 350
HIM0073 Medical Coder/Biller 3 320
TOTAL HOURS 1110
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM