Medical Coding and Billing Career Diploma Program

medical coding and billing

Learn the skills you need for a career as a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist – at home, at your own pace.

Penn Foster’s Medical Coding & Billing diploma program is designed to help you prepare to sit for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Our engaging, well-structured lessons will provide you with the highest quality online training possible at an affordable price.

Begin preparing to take the AAPC’s CPC exam to become a certified coding professional. The CPC credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings and is held by nearly 99,000 coding professionals. Upon completion of the program, you will also be eligible to sit for the NHA and AHIMA certifications exams.

Your program includes both ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding courses structured as Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced to allow you to study at a pace that’s right for you, and our coding content is updated annually as soon as new versions become available. Courses include helpful online simulations, virtual labs, videos and 3D representations, all designed to help you succeed in the program. A Virtual Work Experience with simulations related specifically to coding is also included in your program, providing career preparation that can help you find a job.

The ICD and CPT coding manuals included in your tuition are yours to keep to help you prepare for your certification exams. You will receive instruction from dedicated faculty members with real-world experience.

Start a rewarding career in Medical Coding and Billing. Penn Foster’s program gives you the credentials you need to:

  • Work for a hospital or rehabilitation center.
  • Work for physicians offices or a private billing service.
  • Work freelance from the comfort of your home.

Medical Coding and Billing professionals enjoy interesting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect and prestige. Whether you work for a clinic or a doctor’s office, you’ll have a career you can proud of!

The skills you will learn are in demand and have great income potential. According to the US Department of Labor, jobs for Medical Coders and Medical Billers are expected to increase 20% by 20201.



Why Choose Penn Foster?

As a leader in online education, Penn Foster College helps students take the first steps toward a new career with degree and diploma programs. Our online programs are nationally accredited, flexible, and affordable. You will get the quality you deserve with our faculty of instructors and industry experts, support from our active student community, and career services you can start using as soon as you enroll.



To take advantage of our special TUITION DISCOUNTS or to ask questions about any of our programs, please call us toll-free at 1.888.427.1600, or click below to request more information.



* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.

1 Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.