Medical Billing and Coding Courses - Associate Degree Program


Medical Billing and Coding courses offered through UMA are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for coding healthcare services and processing healthcare claims. Throughout the associate degree program, you have the opportunity to learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes and surgical procedures.

UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding training covers critical topics such as the lifecycle of an insurance claim, healthcare settings, healthcare payers, procedure and diagnosis coding from medical records, reimbursement systems and facility billing. The curriculum is designed to enhance skills for keyboarding, word processing, medical practice management systems and life skills for success.

The Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree program consists of 1,080 clock hours for a total of 63 semester credits.

Core Courses and General Education Requirements

Required Medical Billing and Coding Courses


Accounting for Managers

3.0 Semester Credits


Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems

3.0 Semester Credits


Interpersonal Professional Communication

3.0 Semester Credits


Medical Basics and Healthcare Claim Cycle

5.0 Semester Credits


Anatomy, Terminology and Healthcare Payers

4.5 Semester Credits


Medical Terminology and Healthcare Setting & Claims Processing

5.0 Semester Credits


Disease Processes and ICD-9-CM Coding

4.5 Semester Credits


Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS), CPT Coding and Surgical Procedures

5.0 Semester Credits


Medical Practice Management Systems and Billing and Coding Applications

4.5 Semester Credits


Coding with Simulation, CPC Prep and CPC Review

5.5 Semester Credits


Billing and Coding Applications with Simulations

5.0 Semester Credits


General Education Requirements


English Composition

3.0 Semester Credits


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

3.0 Semester Credits


College Math

3.0 Semester Credits


General Biology

3.0 Semester Credits



3.0 Semester Credits

Total Required Credits for AS in Medical Billing and Coding

63.0 Semester Credits



* Please contact your UMA Admissions Advisor for additional enrollment requirements.


 In as few as 18 months, you can achieve your Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding. The program assists you in preparing to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).


Isn’t it time you explored UMA’s healthcare programs? Call us today to learn how to enroll in UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding courses for the associate degree program, and take the next step toward a rewarding career.


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