Medical Certified Professional Coder

Medical Coding Certificate Program Application (PDF)

Review of applications begins two months prior to the start of the program.

General Information

ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment

JCCC can help you prepare for the ICD-10 proficiency assessment required for all AAPC-certified coders. See our class search for details.

This course is designed for those who have on-the-job training or other experience in health care and not recommended for those without prior experience or training and not suitable for those seeking entry into the field.

All tests are taken online to allow more class time for lecture and problem solving. One session per week will be scheduled for students to connect with instructors and peers through the D2L Learning System.

If you have not had a college level Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) class and Medical Terminology (MT), these are required prior to taking the medical coding course itself. A&P and MT are offered in the summer and fall through Continuing Education.

Course Requirements

Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to apply. Enrollment into this course is by application and selective admission only. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview if you meet requirements for admission into the program.

Course Description

This class will study medical coding using the latest curriculum approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Individuals who complete the course may apply to sit for the national Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.  

Books for Medical Coding — CPT, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS and student workbook — are required and are available in the JCCC bookstore and must be purchased by the first day of class.

The medical coding class starts in the spring and fall. The final class will be the proctored CPC exam.

Class dates


Tuition for the medical coding certificate program, regardless of state of residence is $1,700.*

This program is approved for WIA funds (upon availability of funds), but is not eligible for federal student loans or grants.  

A three-part payment plan is available for this program. The $250* fee for the CPC certification exam held at JCCC is not included.


Call 913-469-3811 for more information about this certificate program.

*Note: Costs subject to change.


I had a great experience during the medical coding course at Johnson County Community College. Richelle Beckman is an outstanding instructor who is very thorough, knowledgeable, and patient. She is highly skilled in her ability to transfer knowledge and to hold your attention throughout the entire class. She definitely prepares you to sit for the CPC exam. I was very happy with the course and the knowledge I obtained. I felt very prepared for the CPC exam and obtained a great score which I completely attribute to Richelle.

— Asia Blunt, MBA, CPC, American Academy of Family Physicians

The medical coding certification course offered at JCCC was an excellent choice in terms of preparing me for the CPC exam. Richelle Beckman is truly one of the best instructors that I've ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of medical coding. As a result, I felt confident taking the exam.

— Gretchen Conn, RN, CPC, Deer Creek Surgery Center

Credit Program

For those seeking a career in Medical Coding who have no prior experience or education in the healthcare field, please check out JCCC's credit Medical Information & Revenue Management program.

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