Medical Biller

What will I learn in this program?

The Medical Biller certificate program prepares students to complete medical insurance claims for private physicians and outpatient facilities.  Students learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease process, manual and computer bookkeeping, and ICD coding, and manual and computer insurance billing procedures.  Instruction focuses on private insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, and management care plans.  An optional work experience opportunity can be arranged at student request.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay? What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Pay

Expected State Demand

Physician offices

$14.00 to $17.00 per hour

5.7% increase until 2016

Other health practitioners

$14.00 to $17.00 per hour

5.7% increase until 2016

Accounting and bookkeeping services

$14.00 to $17.00 per hour

5.7% increase until 2016


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

Enrollment is open to all interested students who have completed English 90 or 150 or placed into English 92 or 160 or higher.  Students must complete Business G, H, J. or Math E1 or place in Math 840.  Students need to type 40 NWPM for a five-minute period with a 10 percent error rate or less.

Students who choose to complete the optional work experience will be required to complete a physical exam, provide proof or immunizations, hold a valid CPR Health Care Provider card, and complete a HIPAA Awareness Training and background check.  Students may be subject to alcohol and drug testing for certain facilities.

Orientations for the Medical Assisting Program degree or certificate programs are offered twice a year.  An orientation flyer can be requested by calling 415 561-1900.

Does this program have any special costs?

Additional student costs include the internship student identification card, physical exam, immunizations, CPR card, background check, and alcohol and drug tests if required.

How long will it take to complete this program?

The Medical Biller Certificate is designed for a spring entrance with a fall completion.  Students must take 12 to 15 units each semester and pass all courses with a C (2.0) or higher.  Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher to apply for the certificate.

How do I get more information on this program?

Visit web site for links to program flyers and program information.
Call 415 561-1900 to request an information packet, program flyers, and English and Math placement test schedule.
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