Medical Coder


Medical coders play a vital role in healthcare operations. A medical coder reviews patient charts and translates information to a universal coding system required by insurance companies. They are essential in tracking patient disease entities and the services patients receive.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students will learn fundamental concepts, knowledge, and skills in medical coding and be prepared for entry-level careers in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies and governmental agencies. Students will complete a coding internship in a hospital or other healthcare setting.

A Quality Education

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Medical Coder, Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Health Information Specialist, Medical Records Clerk, Health Information Clerk


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters26 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


10 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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The faculty in the program are not only educators, but they continue to work as professional coders, bringing their experience and the latest industry knowledge to the classroom.

Kristine Cormany, Adjunct Faculty, Health Careers
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How Do I Get Into the Medical Coder Program?

Trained medical coders are in-demand and are essential members of the healthcare team of many organizations. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
  2. Submit health science application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework in English, math, biology, and keyboarding is beneficial.
  6. Applicants should be detail-oriented and exhibit professionalism.

What Can I Expect as a Medical Coder Student?

Additional Information

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The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various health science career paths.

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How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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