Online Certified Professional Coder (CPC)




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 the principles of medical coding to prescribe diagnostic and procedural codes associated 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.

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.

                                                  TUITION   $2,299.00

                Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( 5 hour/week -20 intensive weeks)

                      Start of the Class:   October 17, 2020- April 3, 2021

      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

(No class on November 28, December 26 and January 2nd)

The following are not included in tuition:

AAPC Membership Fee-                                                        $ 90.00

AAPC-CPC Examination Fee-                                               $325.00

AAPC Textbook and Workbook                                            $109. 95

Online Enrollment Fee                                                           $ 150.00

Bundled Coding Books (ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS)     $ 199.99

Total                                                                                       $874                                                                                       


PrerequisitesKnowledge of medical terminology and anatomy is strongly recommended.


  • ICD-10-CM and CPT, HCPCS Level II Coding Books (can be purchased online from AAPC)

AMA CPT Book, ICD-10 Code Book, HCPCS Book - 2020 Physician Bundle by AAPC 

  • Printer
  • 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.