State Training Grants Available for Displaced Workers
The 15-credit program prepares students for employment in the medical profession for careers in medical billing, coding, and claims processing in settings such as hospitals, medical practices, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, government agencies and billing services.
Upon successful completion of five courses, participants will be prepared to take a Certified Professional Coder exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders, an industry recognized credential. Also, credits can be applied toward an associate degree in allied health or a bachelor’s degree in public health at Keystone College. Courses include introduction to health care, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology for coding, among others.
Medical billing and coding have become highly valued skills and those with professional training and certification are often in demand in many locations throughout Pennsylvania. The course is approved for displaced worker training by the Commonwealth Workforce Development System. That means that recently laid off or unemployed workers can receive a job re-training grant funding to help pay for a significant portion of the course.
Formed in 2019, Keystone’s Professional Development Institute offers workforce and professional development programs connecting education and employment to provide customized, credentialed, and industry-focused coursework, as well as courses for recreation, leisure, and personal enrichment.
Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.