Medical Coding: How to Apply

Admission requirements

Thank you for your interest in LLCC Medical Coding! This checklist is intended for advising purposes — to assist you in determining if the program is right for you.

Please note: The checklist does not guarantee admission into the program. It is the student’s responsibility to notify Admissions when requirements have been met.

Admission and program requirements are subject to change

  1. HS transcript with proof of graduation or GED certificate on file in Admissions & Records Office
  2. Complete HLT 109 (Medical Terminology) with a grade of “C” or higher.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges ever attended evaluated by Admissions & Records Office. Students that neglect to do this, or delay doing this, may jeopardize their ability to apply to, be accepted to, or remain enrolled in a health professions program at LLCC.
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better for all previous college courses
  5. Submit the Medical Coding Specialist program application
  6. Attended mandatory informational session for MCS

Medical coding courses once admitted

  • 1st Semester: MCS 121, MCS 125 (BIO 175 and BIO 176 may be substituted for MCS 125)
  • 2nd Semester: MCS 110, MCS 160, MCS 213, MCS 219
  • 3rd Semester: MCS 152, MCS 223, MCS 229, MCS 232
  • 4th Semester: MCS 251

Residency criteria

Chapter 112, Section 103-17, of the Illinois Public Community College Act requires that whenever enrollment in a program must be restricted because of space limitations, a college must give preference to district residents. Consequently, admission to Health Career programs for students who live outside of LLCC District #526 vary per program based on space available and qualified applicant pools.