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Get Started on a Career in Health Care, With the Medical Coding Certificate!

Two Medical Coding Certificate students in a medical office immersed in their work on a computer.
Medical Coders play an important role in reimbursement and compliance in the health care system. If you are seeking a career in health care that does not involve directly working with patients, the Certificate in Medical Coding may be for you.

Why Choose NECC?

With the Medical Coding 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 most of your coursework online—making it easier to fit college in with your busy life
  • Learn medical terminology, human biology, and medical coding practices
  • Gain real-world experience in a medical coding practicum

Because of NECC

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

  • Work in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, medical insurance companies, government agencies and coding services offices.
  • Transfer your credits to earn your Associate Degree in General Studies: Health Specialization



I always said if medical coding was ever offered online I would enroll. The hybrid course is perfect for someone like me who works full time.”

Kathleen Coughlin, 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 Coding 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 Coding Program Handbook (PDF)

Additional Information

Student Learning Outcomes - Medical Coding Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes – Medical Coding Certificate

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