Medical Billing Specialist

Career Certificate

Bill confidently and expertly

Techniques to keep providers paid and patients happy

Master the complexities involved with medical billing—insurance codes, reimbursements and patient interactions—with this certificate from College of Lake County. In this 21-credit-hour program, you study the basics of medical coding as well as pharmacology, software applications, insurance procedures and medical terminology.

After three quick semesters, you’re ready for work as an in-demand medical billing specialist. Or if you are interested, all the courses may be applied to our Health Information Technology A.A.S. program if you want to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

What can you do with a Medical Billing Specialist Certificate?

This certificate prepares you to work in accounting, finance or related fields.


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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    HIT 111 3
    BIO 111 4
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 119 1
    HIT 131 3
    AMT 112 3
    • Course Code HIT 119
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 131
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AMT 112
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HIT 117 3
    HIT 171 2
    • Course Code HIT 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HIT 171
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Health Information Technology at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study Health Information Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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