Medical Coding | Fremont College

Medical Billing and Coding

Earn your diploma in health administration and start your new career in just 7 months.

Program Highlights:
  • Take classes online and learn from the comfort of your home
  • Over 14% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024, with over 140,000 new job openings during this time *
  • Work in a hospital, residential care facility, or other health care service
  • Learn a wide variety of critical medical administrative skills

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Train for a rewarding career

The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace due to recent changes in the healthcare system. Those who have healthcare career training are in higher demand than ever before. If you have a passion for helping people and the desire to maintain quality healthcare services, our Health Administration certificate program can be completed in only 7 months and will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue employment in this satisfying career field.

Are Medical Coder & Billing Jobs in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health administration jobs is expected to increase over 14% between 2014 and 2024, with over 140,000 job openings during this time.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Possible Career Options After Fremont Degree

  • Health Information Clerk
  • Medical Records Coordinator
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Important Qualities of a Health Administrator


Health administrators must be able to understand and follow medical records and diagnoses, and then decide how best to code them in a patient’s medical records.


Health administrators must be accurate when recording and coding patient information.


Health administrators need to be able to discuss patient information, discrepancies, and data requirements with other professionals such as physicians and finance personnel.


Health administrators work with patient data that are required by law to be kept confidential. They must exercise caution when working with this information in order to protect patient confidentiality.

What Do Medical Billing & Coders Do?

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Understand classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
  • Record data electronically for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Protect: patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security

Where do Health Administrators Work?

  • Hospitals – state, local, private
  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Government

Fremont Difference

By enrolling in the Health Administration program at Fremont College, you can earn a certificate and begin working in the healthcare industry in just 7 months. We understand that enrolling in college is a big commitment, so we make it easy for busy adults like you to achieve their educational goals without rearranging their entire schedule. The health administration degree program is offered online, and includes up-to-date healthcare industry training in classes led by industry experts. Continue reading to explore additional benefits of being a Healthcare Administration student at Fremont College.

Accelerated Certificate Program

Complete Fremont College’s Health Administration program in just 7 months.

Mentoring From Expert Instructors

Receive expert help from our staff of highly-trained instructors, whose industry skills and work experience enhance the students’ learning experience.

Online Learning

Complete your coursework when and where it is convenient for you, with access to your online classroom 24 hours a day.

Student Collaboration

Work with your fellow students to learn and grow together.

Career Services

Receive expert career advice and assistance to help you find a job in your field.

Engaging Coursework

Learn through video, audio, interactive multimedia, game-based activities and lively discussions with your instructor and fellow students.

Weekly Webcasts

Every online course has a once-a-week live webcast where students can interact with their instructor (a recording is provided for those who cannot attend).

Peer Tutoring

Get help from your fellow students at no cost.

Essential Courses

Health Administration students will take six of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Medical Insurance and Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Disease Classification (ICD-10)
  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Procedural Codes (CPT/HCPCS)
  • Associate Capstone
  • Medical Office Management
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Health Information Technology
  • Introduction to Medical Accounting
  • U.S. Healthcare System
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics