Medical Billing Specialist

COCC HIT StudentsThe Medical Billing Specialist Certificate includes the coursework from the Medical Office Specialist Certificate plus additional courses that prepares the student to work in the insurance industry. The students receives training in the legal aspects of medical records, with hands-on training using current computer technology in medical records and medical billing.

Employment may be found working for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, assisted living facilities, insurance companies, hospitals, and clinics. Job descriptions may include customer service for benefits and claims, medical claims processing, handling patient invoices, and obtaining reimbursement for patients and/or doctors.


Classes include:


AH 111 Medical Terminology I

CIS 120 Computer Concepts

WR 121 Academic Composition


First year curriculum:


Fall Term

HIT 103 Health Info Systems/Procedures

HIT 180 HIPAA Management

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

AH 112 Medical Terminology II

Winter Term

HIT 104 Health Data Content/Structure

MTH 031 Health Care Math

BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Choose one of the following:

SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

or BA 285 Business Human Relations*

or PSY 101 Applied Psychology*

*May not be offered winter term. Please check course schedule.

Spring Term

HIT 131A Document Mgmt/Technology

HIT 182 Intro to Medical Coding

HIT 184 Adv Pathophysiology

BI 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III

Summer Term

HIT 193 Directed Practice I


Second year curriculum:


Fall Term

HIT 201 Legal Aspects of Health Care

HIT 205 Intro to Medical Records Analysis

HIT 284 Classification & Reimbursement Systems

HIT 296 Ambulatory Data Systems

SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking



For HIT salary and job opportunities state-wide visit the State of Oregon Employment Market Information System.