Medical Coding Certification – South Hills School of Business & Technology

Medical Coding Certification

South Hills School of Business & Technology is now offering the only local online American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Certified Professional Coder (CPC)® certification class! South Hills has teamed up with AAPC, the authority on professional coding certification, to bring you this hybrid learning opportunity to help you prepare for the AAPC CPC exam.

JUST ANNOUNCED: In addition to the complete course, we are now also offering a shorter, certification-only version for individuals who are currently medical professionals and already possess a thorough understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology.

This hybrid coding certification class includes:

  • Online learning environment which allows you to study at home on your schedule
  • One 4-hour review session each week at our Main Campus in State College in-person with a certified instructor to help keep you on track
  • All books and materials needed to supplement your online curriculum
  • Practice test and actual certification test administered at our Main Campus
  • Membership in AAPC for a year

Choose your option and register below!


Medical Coding Certification

October 9, 2018 through March 30, 2019

This course combines online coursework which can be completed at home during the week with classroom learning on certain Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

In just 5 months, you could be a certified professional medical coder. No previous experience is necessary! In this intensive, short-term course, you will study:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • ICD-10-CM Coding
  • CPT-4 Coding
  • HCPCS Coding

Total course fee is $3,995 and includes all books and materials as well as the exam fee. A $400 deposit is required to reserve your seat and ensure your enrollment in the course. Payment options may be available to those who qualify. Call Jeff Stachowski at 1-888-282-7427 to find out more.

October–March course is underway; registration is closed.

CPC Coding Certification for Medical Professionals

January 5, 2019 through March 30, 2019

This AAPC coding certification professional development class is for medical professionals who currently possess a thorough understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology. This course is perfect for current medical secretaries, medical assistants, medical coders, LPNs, or other medical professionals with similar backgrounds who want to move to the next level with their coding expertise. The CPC certification demonstrates competency in ICD-10 CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding.

Class begins with orientation on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classes meet some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and some Wednesdays from 5 – 9 p.m. through March 23, 2019. The certification exam will be March 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. See below for full schedule. Total course fee is $2,955 and is due with registration no later than December 21, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Students must have internet access on a computer to complete the online portion of the class. All books, manuals, tests, and membership in AAPC are included in the price of the class.

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Computer Requirements

Students of this hybrid course will need access to a high-speed Internet connection and a computer* with the following:

  • Windows 7 (or higher) or Mac OS X operating system
  • The latest version of one of the following Internet browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Flash Player (free download available)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download available)

*Use of a mobile device is not recommended.

Class Schedules (click to expand)

Medical Coding Certification

Medical Coding Certification October–March 2019 Schedule

DateObjectiveTimes
Tuesday, October 9, 2018Meet the Instructor6 – 7 p.m.
Monday, October 22, 2018Pass out books5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, October 29, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, November 12, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, November 19, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, November 26, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, December 3, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, December 10, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, December 17, 2018Med. Term/ A & P5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 2019Coding Basics ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 2019ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 2019ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 2019Practice Test8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2019Test8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Certified Professional Coder Coding Certification for Medical Professionals

CPC Coding Certification for Medical Professionals January–March 2019 Schedule

DateObjectiveTimes
Saturday, January 5, 2019Coding Basics ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 2019ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 2019ICD 109 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019ICD 105 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2019HCPCS9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019HCPCS5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 2019Practice Test8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2019Test8 a.m. – 2 p.m.