Medical Coding

At a Glance

An integral part of the health profession, converting medical services into codes

Medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the current job market. Medical coders convert health diagnoses, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal medical codes and make sure they are applied correctly for medical billing purposes. LLCC Medical Coding includes CPT and ICD-10 coding along with human anatomy and physiology, medical insurance billing and an internship. Upon completion of the program, students may choose to receive professional certification in the medical coding field. Graduates of our program work in physician’s offices and hospitals, while others are self-employed.

Twenty-four students are admitted each fall semester. Application deadline is the last business day in June.

Degrees & Certs

Learn more about the required courses for the medical coding program:

Job Outlook


Medical Coding classes (MCS) have standard tuition rates. For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), these classes have an in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Paying for college

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Free training opportunity

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program provides free training and supports for occupations within the health care field. Learn more about PATH, including support services, programs and eligibility.

Start/Info Session

Ready to get started in medical coding? Be sure to:

  1. Attend an information session and fulfill this requirement for admission. You will learn about program admittance requirements, combination online and on-campus evening courses, full or part-time paradigms, cutting edge training for electronic medical records and anatomy-specific training for ICD-10. Sessions will be held on the dates below at 5:30 p.m. in Logan Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus. Signs will be posted with the meeting room number.
    • April 8, 2024
    • June 10, 2024
    • Aug. 12, 2024
    • Oct. 21, 2024
    • Dec. 2, 2024
  2. LLCC Medical Coding has specific admission requirements that must be met to enter the applicant pool. To prepare for applying to the program, please review the medical coding application steps