Medical Billing & Coding Degree
Medical Billing & Coding Degree
Learn the skills necessary to achieve your Medical Coding Certification
What to Expect as a Student
As an IBMC College student, your practical experience and individual attention begins on day one and doesn’t end until graduation. Your in-depth training will include CPT and ICD coding, where you will learn to translate healthcare reports into universally recognized short codes for diagnoses and procedures, and provide proper reimbursement for health services. Because your training will incorporate both lectures and hands-on experience in a lab setting, each day will be filled with rewarding and challenging on-the-job experiences. You will learn from experienced instructors, who are professionals in their field.
We’re focused on career training — not just general education — so you’ll learn practical skills that you can apply to your career immediately.
At the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to take the Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS) exam for certification. While not required, this certification will give you a competitive edge in the job market. You will also be able to join the Medical Association of Billers (MAB).
Externships & Career Opportunities
As a part of your education, you’ll have the opportunity to work as an extern for a local healthcare provider when you complete a 5-week externship. It’s your chance to use your learned skills, get workplace practice, and add valuable experience to your resume. Similar to an internship, your employer will evaluate your work for college credit. If the employer likes your performance, and there is a job opening, you may even be hired on as a full-time Medical Billing and Coding Specialist upon graduation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Medical Billing and Coding Specialists is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 — an employment increase of 13%.**
Graduates of our Medical Billing and Coding program find jobs in medical offices, professional billing companies, insurance companies, and hospitals. Common positions include:
- Office Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Internal Physician Auditor
- Referral Specialist
- HIPAA/Compliance Officer
*As prescribed, IBMC College’s Medical Billing & Coding Degree program can be completed in 19 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
“I wanted to earn a degree that would give me the skills to obtain a career and become more self-sufficient. I want to support my son without having to worry about where our next meal would come from.”
- Tanya Liles, IBMC Medical Billing & Coding Graduate
- Diagnostic Coding and Procedural Coding
- Principles of Insurance/Reimbursement
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Law & Ethics
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Locations & Schedules:
IBMC College’s Medical Billing and Coding Degree program is offered at our Fort Collins, Greeley and Longmont campuses in northern Colorado — making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your schedule and lifestyle.
We’re committed to offering training that will allow you to start your new career quickly. We have class starts for our Medical Billing & Coding program every 5 weeks – because when you’re ready to change your life, there’s no reason to wait.
Tuition and Fees:
The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.