Point University’s online Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing program equips students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to excel in the fast-paced medical coding and billing field. Our well-rounded program, which can be completed in two years, combines liberal arts courses with degree-specific coursework in medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, medical coding and billing, and the two most commonly used coding manuals – CPT and ICD. Taught from a Christian viewpoint, the medical coding and billing program leads students toward becoming Christ-centered, service-focused healthcare providers.
In addition to Point’s general education requirements, coursework includes:
For students looking for immediate employment, Point University now offers a 24-credit hour Medical Coding & Billing Certificate program. Designed to be completed in one year or less, our comprehensive certificate program prepares students with the in-demand skills needed to work closely with healthcare providers, patients, and insurance companies. Students looking to further their education and career opportunities can transfer their earned credits toward Point’s 100% online Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing, and then onto the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
While a certificate is an excellent entry point into the medical coding and billing field, earning a degree demonstrates commitment to the profession and is highly valued by employers.
At Point University, students can play a vital role in the medical field in one year or less with an online Medical Coding & Billing Certificate or pursue an Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing in two years.
Developed with working professionals in mind, our associate and certificate programs include career-specific curriculum and provide comprehensive training in CPT and ICD coding systems, patient billing, collections, and reimbursement. Upon completion of the associate or certificate program, students will be eligible to sit for certification exams offered through AAPC, the American Health Information Management Association, and the National Healthcareer Association.
Both online programs prepare students to work in many healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, public health departments, and physician practices, in roles such as:
Although students who earn a Medical Coding & Billing Certificate are prepared to enter the field, earning an Associate of Science in Medical Coding & Billing is highly valued by employers and an excellent step toward greater career prospects, job responsibilities, and a higher salary.
Founded in 1937, Point University is a community of extraordinary students and educators who share a passion for integrating faith and service into every aspect of their lives. Point’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development.
Beyond providing the flexibility and convenience of setting your own study schedule, Point University’s online programs are unique because faith is woven into every course. Supportive professors blend the fundamental elements of students’ chosen fields of study with Christian beliefs and core values to empower them to make a difference in whatever career path they choose. Students are not only equipped for professional success but are also prepared to take their faith into the marketplace in a culturally relevant way.
Point University online students benefit from:
At Point, we are proud to develop servant-leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and a deep sense of commitment to the betterment of their communities and society as a whole.
At Point University, our goal is to make higher education accessible to all. Our tuition costs are lower than many other institutions, making a high-quality, Christian, private college education an affordable investment in your future. In addition to a transfer credit friendly policy that can save you time and money, Point offers a number of options to help you finance your education. Our financial aid counselors are committed to providing students information on the funding resources available and helping them navigate the financial aid process. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:
Eligible students enrolled at least half time are qualified for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.
The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.
Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.
Our online veteran students have access to the same financial aid resources available to campus students, with the added benefit of tuition assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
In addition to providing a quality education at a cost lower than many other private universities, Point University offers online students nearly 40% off the regular tuition rate for on-campus programs.
Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Point University.
The Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. Academic quality and continuous institutional improvement are at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation. To earn accreditation, an institution must comply with the high standard of quality required by the Commission, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student learning and achievement.