This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or coding clerks, or medical coder/biller (Medical Records and Health Information Technicians).
The content includes but is not limited to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease process including pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills.
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exam
Time to Complete: 1110 hours / Approximately 12 months
Estimated Cost: $5,762
Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment Requirements
What you'll learn
Occupational Completion Points
Introduction To Health Information Technology - 90 Hours
Medical Coder/Biller 1 - 350 hours
Medical Coder/Biller 2 - 350 hours
Medical Coder/Biller 3 - 320 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.
Central Florida Wage Statistics Source
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:05 am - 2:00 pm
7:05 am - 1:00 pm
Part-time offered for dual enrollment students ONLY!