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Online CTS in Medical Billing and Coding

Total Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour


Application Deadline: July 29, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

Kickstart Your Career In Healthcare

LSU Eunice

The 100% online Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Billing and Coding offered through LSU Eunice and LSU Online prepares students to enter the healthcare field, from the all-important non-patient facing side. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so does the need for efficient and knowledgeable medical coding and billing staff. Conquer this complex system and jumpstart your career while making a difference. Graduates will be well-positioned to become entry-level allied health professionals with the knowledge base and technical skills to process and manage critical information, such as patient records, billing, and insurance claims. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exams offered through The American Health Information Management Association, as well as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam given by the American Academy of Professional Coders. 

MJ Foster Eligible Program

Finish in as Few as 12 Months

This program features accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

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Dedicated Support

Receive support from a dedicated Student Success Coach from application to graduation.

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100% Online

Learn in a flexible format that is ideal for professionals balancing work and home responsibilities.

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Affordable Tuition

We offer all students competitive tuition rates with no out-of-state fees.

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Total credit hours per program: 35 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $260

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $2,340

Total cost with fees: $9,100

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUE degree. 

For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

Financial aid: Financial assistance will be available through the M.J. Foster Promise Program beginning in Fall 2022. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a Louisiana resident and U.S. citizen who is 21 years of age or older. 
    Meet a family income that does not exceed 300% of the Federal Poverty Level or be unemployed or underemployed for six months prior to receiving the grant.
  • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent or co-enroll in a qualified program of study and in a program to earn high school credential.
    Have not previously earned an undergraduate degree at the associate level or above.
  • Commit to reside in Louisiana one year after completion and to perform 20 hours of community service, an internship, or a mentorship annually to main the award.

All applicants will be required to complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility. If you have any additional questions, please contact an Enrollment Coach. You can find more information on the MJ Foster Promise Program webpage

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings

Course Listings --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

The online CTS in Medical Billing and Coding offered through LSU Eunice and LSU Online requires 35 credits to earn your degree and complete in as few as 12 months.

Your personal credit requirements could be less depending on eligible transferable credits and credit earned from prior learning assessments. 


Billing and Coding Core Credit Hours
ALLH 1013: Medical Terminology 2
ALLH 1023: Pharmacology for Non-Nursing Majors 3
ALLH 1200: Health Data 3
ALLH 1620: Health Insurance and Medical Billing 3
ALLH 1800: Anatomy and Physiology Survey 3
ALLH 1025: Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals 3
ALLH 1605: CPT Medical Coding 4
ALLH 1615: Diagnosis Coding 4
HCM 2601: Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 3
ALLH 2625: Advanced Medical Coding 4
ALLH 2646: Medical Billing and Coding Practicum 3

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements --- Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Requirements for Freshmen

Applicants for admission to the freshman class are normally required to submit scores on the American College Test (ACT) in order to be placed at the appropriate levels in freshman courses, for counseling, and for selection of scholarship recipients. 

Graduates of state-approved high schools or those who hold a G.E.D or HiSET and have not attended another college or university will be considered for admission when they have made application.

Louisiana residents who are not graduates of state-approved high schools and have not attended another college or university may apply for admission by submitting their G.E.D. or HiSET transcript.

Louisiana residents who have graduated from a high school not approved by the State Department of Education or who do not have a G.E.D. or HiSET can be admitted under the Ability to Benefit provision.

Requirements for Transfer Students

Applicants must have satisfactory records in other colleges and universities to apply for admission. 

Louisiana residents who have attempted fewer than 12 hours of college credit will be considered on the same basis as a student who earns a similar record at LSU Eunice.

All transfer students must be eligible to re-enroll at the last college or university last attended.

For additional information on admission requirements, please visit LSUE's Admission Portal.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Biller and Coder
  • Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Insurance Claims Specialist
  • Collections Specialist

What Will I Learn?

What will I learn in the Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program?

Students who graduate with an online medical and coding billing certificate of technical studies will gain the skills necessary to process and manage patient records, billing, and medical claims.

Topics covered in this program include:

  • medical billing and coding sets
  • reimbursement methodologies
  • health records and data content
  • compliance
  • medical law and ethics 

Why Choose This Program?

Why choose LSU Eunice’s online Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Billing and Coding?

The online medical billing and coding certificate from LSUE offers students a chance to enter the thriving healthcare field. Eligible students enrolled in this program may qualify for financial assistance through the M.J. Foster Promise Program. Graduates will be prepared to sit for various exams, including the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams.

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Take the first step forward by completing the form and our enrollment team will contact you soon to discuss:

  • Additional information on the CTS in Medical Billing and Coding online program
  • Financial aid options (employer funding, military benefits)
  • Receiving credit for past education (transfer, professional development)
  • The admissions process and timeline

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