Medical Billing and Coding Program in Downtown LA

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Alternative instruction will continue for Fall 2020 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. 


Program Description

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Medical Billing and Coding Program is an 80-hour billing and coding course that offers the skills needed to resolve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. 

After obtaining practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete this course may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; or other National Certification Exams.

This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by Cal State LA faculty nor affiliated with a campus academic department. Courses offered with third-party providers are not degree-eligible. 

Participate in one of our upcoming Webinar or Open House information sessions.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Students interested in keeping records, calculating patient charges and review files 
  • Individuals interested in being Medical Coders that determine codes for physician procedures and diagnosis using ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding protocols for third party billing purposes
  • Students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent


Register for a live webinar OR to view/listen to a pre-recorded Medical and Billing program webinar presentation here.

The Instructor

The program instructor is a Certified Professional Coder in the field and is familiar with the requirements of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)-Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) – Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.

Tuition & Fees

Total Program Cost: $2,650 (includes all course materials)

Financial Assistance

If you are currently unemployed, you may be able to enroll in this program for free. Please read here for details.

Federal financial aid is not currently available for this program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here.

Program Schedule

View/download the Fall 2020 Medical Billing and Coding Schedule here.


The Fall 2020 program will meet via Zoom on the listed times and dates within the program schedule. The instructor and participants will actively engage in live discussions and lectures. Login information will be emailed from a week before the program begins. As a result, it is required that you register by July 31, 2020 to ensure you receive all crucial information before the start of the program.

Course materials will be mailed directly to you. Please make sure you type your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone number correctly.

Register for the Fall 2020 Medical Billing and Coding program here.


For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343.4915.