Online Certified Professional Coder (CPC) 200 Hours
The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) at The City College of New York (CCNY) is proud to launch its very first “Online Certified Professional Coder course, in partnership with MedStar Billing Technology and Resources, a company that provides healthcare transaction processing services for doctors and an innovator in providing training to healthcare professionals for over a decade. MedStar is an approved AAPC provider.
Course Description: This 200- hour synchronous online Certified Professional Coder course includes includes the principles of transforming, abstracting and analyzing clinical healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes taken from medical record documentation. This integrates with the three main required code books: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases-10–Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS Level II). Course is designed for anyone who has the desire to work as a medical coder in any outpatient setting and prepare for AAPC’s CPC certification examination.
A Certified Professional Coder works as Medical Coder, Medical Records Technician, Medical Record Field Reviewer, Clinical Documentation Specialists, Clinical Reviewers, Medical Record Coders, Medical Abstractor, Project Field Reviewer, Payment Integrity Auditor (PIA) in any related outpatient setting.
The CPC title is nationally recognized as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding and the most recognized and respected medical coding certification in the healthcare industry. According to AAPC, passing the CPC exam elevates your earning potential by greater than $20,000 above annual salaries for persons without AAPC's medical coding certification. CPC salaries, average $54, 401 in 2018, maintain a 9% increase each year. What’s more, the demand for certified medical coders continues to grow, with a 22% rise in jobs projected by 2022.
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( 5 hour/week -20 intensive weeks)
Total Number of Program hours: 200
100 hours- Live Virtual Classroom Hours-
(Bluejeans is a video conferencing system that allows the student to log in to view the class that is in session and participate in live discussions with the instructor and students in the classroom)
100 hours- Written Assignments, Quizzes and Exam Hours
The following are not included in tuition:
AAPC Membership Fee- $ 90.00
AAPC-CPC Examination Fee- $325.00
AAPC Textbook and Workbook $109. 95
Bundled Coding Books (ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS) $ 229.99
Prerequisites: Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy is strongly recommended.
- ICD-10-CM and CPT, HCPCS Level II Coding Books (can be purchased online from AAPC)
- To purchase and avail of a discounted price of the books you can email your instructor at
- Speaker Phone
- Computer / Laptop/Smartphone or Tablet
- Internet Connection
- Active Email Address
- Software download of Bluejeans (College funded software)
Students will be contacted within one week of start date of class with access instructions.
All instructors are AAPC- CPC and CPC-I certified with at least 10 years of experience as coders and coding instructors. Upon completion of the course students are prepared to sit for the CPC national examination by the American Academy of Professional Coders.