Professional Medical Coding-20 weeks

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Gary Hall, Wallace Community College, Dothan, Alabama.

A professional medical coder is responsible for reviewing medical records while identifying and translating medical procedures into proper diagnostic codes. The 20-week course of study is designed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Students may sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination after successfully completing this course.

Cost: $2,050: includes tuition, books, one year membership to AAPC, and CPC exam fee


Prerequisites include:

A high school diploma or equivalent

Proof of successful completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Medical Terminology (within 18 months prior to registration date)

Application for Professional Medical Coding (available in October 2024 for February 2025 class)

WorkKeys Scores of 5 for Workplace Documents and 4 for Graphic Literacy

Students must be at least 18 years old

This course is approved for WIOA, MyCAA funding, and Sallie Mae Loans.


Location:  Gary Hall, 140-D, Dothan Campus



Office Hours

Mon – Thur: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Fri: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Attendance Policy

A student may be terminated from the course if he/she has more than 3 (excused or unexcused) absences or tardiness. An unexcused absence or tardiness will result in a one-day suspension. Professional courtesy dictates that you should call your lead instructor prior to being absent or tardy (no texting).


Wallace Workforce Development Refund Policy:

Written notice of withdrawal must be sent to the course point-of-contact two weeks prior to the course start date to receive a 100% refund.

To receive a 75% refund, written notice of withdrawal must be sent to the course point-of-contact one week prior to the course start date.

If a student attends the first night of training or does not send prior written notice of withdrawal per the guidelines above, no refund will be issued.