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Billing and Coding Degree - FAQ

Do you still have questions about the program, careers after graduation, or how to get started? Take a look at the frequently asked questions or talk with an advisor to get the help you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can finish the medical office billing and coding degree in six terms as a full-time student. This would take you 18 to 24 months depending on whether you attended the summer term. Some students take longer because they can't attend full-time or need help with reading, writing, or math.

Mt. Hood Community College has several student resources on campus to help students connect with employers and find a job placement both during and after their time at MHCC. Learn more through career planning.

If you're 18 or older, you can start without a high school diploma or GED® certificate. But if you haven't finished high school, you can work on it here while beginning your career. Students under 18 without a diploma should talk with an advisor to get the assistance you need to get started.

You can start a course or two without them. But it's best for all students, whether full-time or part-time, to take the placement test soon, especially if you're aiming for a degree or certificate. The test covers reading, writing, and math and is free. To schedule a placement test, contact testing services.

No, most required medical office billing and coding classes are available in all regular academic terms, including summer. Please schedule a meeting with Faculty Advisor Kaisa Larson to plan your path to graduation.

Yes, some classes are available at night, but it may take you longer to complete your program that way. Not all classes are available at night every term, so meet with an advisor to plan carefully.

The coursework for the medical coding and billing certificate is available entirely online.

Sometimes, yes. Some classes must be taken in order, and some have prerequisites. Check the catalog or talk to an academic advisor to plan your classes.

There's no special application for students in the medical office billing and coding program, but you must apply to MHCC.

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