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Certified Professional Coder

This program consists of four core classes and a certification exam review class. The goal is to prepare students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam provided through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The program is not intended for those interested in Inpatient or ambulatory care coding certification.

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) program is recommended for those with healthcare experience principally in areas such as billing, finance, insurance coding, reimbursement, abstracting, etc.


“I had been in the medical field for a little over 10 years and I was feeling the need for professional and personal growth. A co-worker at the time was taking Medical Coding classes during the summer at CFCC and I was curious. Once she explained more about the continuing education curriculum, I was ready to go as this felt like a natural progression in the path that I was on. All of the instructors have been very knowledgeable and are there to help guide you along the way. It has been a very positive experience throughout and I would not hesitate to recommend CFCC to anyone.”
—Cathy Davis- CPC (Certified Professional Coder)


  • It is recommended that classes are taken in sequence.
  • Students register and pay for one class at a time.
Medical Terminology and Anatomy/Physiology for Healthcare
This 84-hour class provides detailed information pertaining to the language used by health care professionals, and the details of the human body, including its systems and functions.

Hours: 84
Term: Spring / Fall
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook

Healthcare Access Principles
The Healthcare Access Principles course provides an intense focus on insurance/billing and patient access, transitioning into a detailed exploration of medical office billing and administration principles. It’s recommended before enrolling in the ICD 10 series for medical coding.

Upon completion, students can take the CHAA (Certified Healthcare Access Associate) exam by NAHAM. Success in CHAA also qualifies students for CHAM (Certified Healthcare Access Manager) by NAHAM and CPC (Certified Professional Coder) with A merican Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Hours: 84
Term: Spring / Fall
Registration Fee: $190 plus textbooks
TextbooksMedical Office 16th Ed & 9780323795364 and Fordney’s Medical Insurance Workbook 16th Ed. 9780323795357

Intro to ICD-10
The focus of this 84-hour class is on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD 10). Books: 4

Hours: 84
Term: Summer
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook

Advanced Medical Coding
In this 84 hour class, students will learn to identify services provided to the patient and determine the correct codes. Emphasis is placed on reimbursement guidelines for physician practices. Books:3

Hours:: 84
Term: Fall
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook

CPC Exam Review
This 8-hour review will provide an overview as well as tips on preparing and taking the AAPC exam. Students will also take a mock exam. Hours: 8

Registration Fee: $75 (AAPC Review Kit optional)


  • AAPC Exam is $495 and paid separately to AAPC.
  • Deadline to pay for the exam is November 1st.
  • The exam is online using Pearson Vue and students will not have to report to an onsite facility.
  • For more information, visit www.aapc.com.

Total Estimated Out of Pocket Costs: $2,200

CPC Info Sheet
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