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Medical Coding (CSC)

Medical Coding Specialist - Career Studies Certificate

Medical Coding is the process of translating important medical information into simple codes for the purpose of documenting medical records and assuring accurate medical billing. With the increased requirements of insurance and medical agencies, there is a need for qualified personnel in medical offices. This program is designed to train you for full-time employment upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, this pathway will help prepare you for certification exams.

This program qualifies for G3 scholarship funding!

G3 LogoG3 covers tuition and fees for individuals living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid.

Why Choose VHCC?

Affordability. With in-state tuition (Virginia residents and those living within a 30-mile radius of campus) at $162.11 per credit hour, you’ll SAVE BIG when you start here! Most save between $10K-$50K, in tuition costs alone, when starting at VHCC.

Guaranteed transfer agreements with 30-plus colleges & universities! Start at VHCC and meet specified transfer agreement requirements and you’ll enjoy guaranteed admission to Virginia Tech, Radford, King University, Emory &Henry College, ETSU and more!

17:1 student to instructor ratio with award winning faculty! VHCC ranked among the top 5 percent of community colleges nationwide for providing an educational experience that encourages a personal relationship between instructors and students.

Career services & job placement. Our instructors and career coaches are recognized by regional industry leaders and enjoy tremendous success connecting our students with employment opportunities upon degree completion.

No application fee. Our simple, online application is free. Complete the application and you’ll receive an email listing your easy next steps!

No SAT or ACT required for admission. The SAT and ACT are merely numerical indicators of college readiness. With dynamic instruction and academic mentoring, we’ve found our students enjoy tremendous success, both at VHCC and in their future educational and career pursuits.

FREE academic mentoring. At VHCC, we provide FREE, one-on-one academic mentoring for 11 subjects, with dedicated workspace for group study and computer lab access. With this level of support, our students enjoy tremendous academic success!

Financial aid & scholarships available! More than 80% of our students receive financial aid! In 2018, we awarded more than $6 million in financial aid and scholarships.


This is an online program. However, you may be asked to come to the Testing Center to complete some tests during the semester. See the Testing Center hours for more information and testing times..

We offer an exemption exam for AST 101 Keyboarding. The date of this exemption exam is posted at the Class Schedules link on the web. This exam consists of three parts: a 5-minute timed writing, a short multiple-choice test, and the student must be able to correctly format three documents. A score of 70 percent is required to pass this exam. Also, if you have been working in an office setting for at least two years, you may be allowed to exempt out of AST 101. 

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