Provide important support to today’s medical practice

NSCC’s Medical Coding Certificate program is a one-year comprehensive training program that will prepare students for entry-level coding positions in physician's office, hospitals, nursing homes, or other health agencies. The program emphasizes a science background as well as a working knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT-4 basic coding principles so that students may assign diagnostic and procedural codes to specific diagnoses, diseases, and procedures. Students will recognize the importance of a coder's position to ensure a successful medical practice. The capstone to this program is a Medical Coding Practicum where students will acquire actual hands-on work experience.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2017 National Median Wage

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Projected numbers of jobs for medical record and health information technicians in Massachusetts

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For more information, please contact the Pathway Advisor for this program.

Phone: 978-739-5522

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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