Professional Medical Coding & Billing (MCDG 100)

This online program for Professional Medical Coding & Billing is a comprehensive curriculum designed to train individuals for entry-level certification and employment as medical coders in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and coding companies.

Students learn healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, among other topics, as well as studying the ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS code sets in an extensive practical section, which gives them valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive textbooks, a complete set of industry code books, and access to an online reference library.

The content is available for one calendar year from the date of activation and can be completed by the average student in 12-15 hours/week.

Upon completion of the program the student will be given a voucher to take the CCA (offered through AHIMA) or the CPC (offered through AAPC) national certification exam. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies. Additional information on these certifications can be found by contacting these agencies. The certification exams are not offered through St. Charles Community College.

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC) is required for the program.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year.  Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33). 

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,205
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $895
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $895
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $2,995

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

Fees for this course are non-refundable.

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In Person

St. Charles Community College 
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu