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Get Started on a Career in Health Care With a Medical Billing Certificate

A medical billing certificate student standing outside the Home Health VNA building.
If you are seeking a job in health care that entails working in an office environment, a career in medical billing and NECC Medical Billing Certificate program may be for you. Medical billers facilitate the claims paying process from the time a service is rendered by a health care provider until the balance is paid.

Why Choose NECC?

With the NECC Medical Billing Certificate, you will be prepared to seek a job when you graduate. You will also be able to apply your credits to earn an Associate Degree in General Studies: Health Specialization. With this program, you will:

  • Complete your coursework online – making it easier to fit college in with your busy life
  • Learn medical terminology, coding conventions and systems, insurance claims and reimbursements, legal issues, and handling patient inquiries
  • Gain real world experience in a medical billing externship.

Because of NECC

You will be prepared to pursue a job in medical billing in a variety of health care settings. You will be able to:

  • Work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, medical insurance companies, and other health care facilities.
  • Transfer your credits to earn your Associate Degree in General Studies: Health Specialization



The Medical Billing and Medical Coding Programs really prepared me for a career. The internship is what really made the difference.”

Lindsey Santiago, Medical Billing and Medical Coding


Courses and Requirements


Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Medical Billing Certificate.


By Phone

By Phone

Dawn Wheaton, Program Coordinator


By Email

By Email

Dawn Wheaton, Program Coordinator

In Person

In Person

Come to an upcoming information session on either the Lawrence or the Haverhill campus and get all of your questions answered.

Stop by one of our Lawrence or Haverhill campus Career Planning and Advising Centers and meet with an enrollment counselor.

Required Documents


Medical Billing Program Handbook (PDF)

Additional Information

Student Learning Outcomes - Medical Billing Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes – Medical Billing Certificate

  • Students will develop the knowledge needed to perform entry level medical billing in a medical environment.
  • Students will master the technical skills necessary to become competent medical billers
  • Students will demonstrate legal and ethical standards as they relate to the medical billing and health professions.
  • Students will develop proficiency in communication skills necessary to become a competent Medical Biller.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to prioritize, anticipate and analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions.
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