Medical Coding

About the Program

Our Medical Coding Program is a 44-credit fully online program that prepares you for coding certification and entry-level employment in a coding profession. A medical coding specialist assigns a universal numerical code to each symptom, treatment, diagnosis, and procedure. Knowledge of healthcare, disease process, and treatments is used to expertly determine these codes. These codes are used to report diseases and accidents and to inform third-party payers of services performed. Without knowledgeable medical coders, medical insurance claims could not be paid.

Tuition and Fees 

The cost for the program is $6042.08. Tuition is paid quarterly based on the number of credits taken.  There is a one-time $200 enrollment fee paid at the start of the program that includes access to the 3M Encoder and 3M online resources; currently this will tie to registration in MC 102.  There are quarterly online fees of $2.81 per credit taken.  Students will be required to purchase books on a quarterly basis (approximately $800 total) and are not to purchase books ahead of time as book lists have potential to change. A functional computer (PC or a Mac) and access to the Internet are necessary.  MC Courses, Credits, Tuition and Fees  Acrobat PDF Reader Icon

Financial Aid for Medical Coding

Everett Community College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. This program is approved by the US Department of Education for Federal Student Aid, including Pell Grant and Stafford Loan. To start our financial aid process, please contact our MC and MTE financial aid team at or 425-388-9157.  They will help you through each step of the financial aid application process.  
Because we value you and to protect your identity, if Everett Community College's Office of Financial Aid suspects that a student or other individual has misreported information and altered documentation to fraudulently obtain federal funds, we may delay the disbursement of federal funds and we will report our suspicions and provide any evidence to the Office of Inspector General at 1-800-647-8733.

Track Options to Completion Acrobat PDF Reader Icon

We have different track options so you are able to customize the pace of the MC Program to suit your lifestyle and create an ideal learning environment. Depending on course content and personal learning style, you can typically expect about three hours of work per credit hour per week.  You must have a program plan recorded with us (please email your track selection to in order to receive permission codes necessary for course registration.  

FAQs, Online Study, and More ...

Your success is important to us in many ways: As a student here at Everett Community College, in the Medical Coding Program, and as a future medical coding professional. There are a number of things to consider as you plan your education with us including online study, whether or not medical coding will be right for you, and preparedness for the program.