If you want a career that plays an essential role in the healthcare industry, offers a competitive wage and is easy to get into, then medical coding might be the right choice for you. By taking the Medical Coding Program with NEIU in partnership with MK Education, you’ll be one step closer to your exciting new career in medical coding.
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Medical Coding Course

As part of the Medical Coding program, you'll learn the importance and fundamentals of proper coding to execute financial goals of major medical practices. You will also be introduced to the profession of medical coding in the physician and hospital environment. This skill set helps better prepare students for a variety of jobs in the field, offering graduates a competitive advantage.

Areas of Study Include:
  • Health care delivery system and health occupations

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body

  • Application of medical terminology

  • Disease processes in relations to the human body, including pharmacology

  • ICD and CPT coding systems, both manual and automated

  • Medical coding referencing

  • Basics of health information services

  • Ethical and legal principles with regard to medical records

  • Computer skills

  • Safety and security of health information



  • 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Proficient in the English language

  • 9th grade Algebra & Arithmetic

National Certification Exams


After course completion, students are prepared for three national certification exams:

  • Certified Coding Association (CCA) by AHIMA

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by AAPC

  • Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS) by NHA

According to AHIMA, the CCA designation has been the national standard of achievement in health information management since 2002. 


Medical Coding Career Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.



Financial Assistance

This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. 

Payment Plans and student loans through Sallie Mae are also available for this program.

For more info on tuition assistance, contact NEIU at (773) 442-5080.