Jul 13, 2020  
Butler Community College - CATALOG 2020-21 
Butler Community College - CATALOG 2020-21

Physician Coding (AAS) - Update 5/12/20

Program Information

This program will prepare you to take the CPC exam to become a certified coder apprentice (CPC-A). After two years of validated work experience in medical coding, the apprentice part of the certificate is dropped. All students who have not taken the ACT or SAT within the last 3 years or have had no previous college English or math courses are required to take a placement test prior to enrolling in English or math course.

Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.

Milestone Courses - Milestone courses are considered essential for progress within a selected Pathway and are indicated by a diamond symbol (♦).

Completion Requirements

To receive this degree or certificate, a student must:
1. Attain a grade of C or higher in each required course.
2. Attain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 C.
3. Complete at least one semester of internship.


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Contact Information

Beth Cunningham
Department Chair
Office BOA 5303

Fourth Term: 15 Credit Hours

Related Electives: 3 Credit Hours

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 62-65