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Thursday Update: EFSC's Palm Bay Campus is open today, with all classes and exams taking place as scheduled. A power outage canceled late afternoon and evening classes and final exams at Palm Bay on Wednesday. Students should check with their instructors for any impact on Wednesday's Final Exam schedules. Updates will be posted here and on social media as needed.

How to Apply

The Medical Information Coder/Biller college credit certificate is a limited-access program offered by the Health Sciences Institute at EFSC. The program begins every Fall. All students must complete an EFSC application and a Medical Information Coder/Biller Program application.

 For info on application steps, click categories below

Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete the application for admission to Eastern Florida State College prior to program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available on any of the campuses or it's easiest to apply online.

NOTE: You must only apply to EFSC for general admission if you are not currently enrolled with the College. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Submit Transcripts

ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:

College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

Transfer students: Request all previous attended colleges to send a final, official copy of college transcripts to the EFSC Admission's Office. These transcripts must be received and evaluated by the application deadline. Please note that EFSC will not evaluate transcripts if courses are still in progress at your previous institution. Additionally, if you are listed as "non-degree seeking" at EFSC, request the Admissions office to indicate your minor as "the program you are applying for" so that transcripts will be evaluated accordingly.

International students: If you attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States, when you submit your transcripts you must speak to the International Student Service Advisor to determine any further steps that must be taken to determine your grade point average and transfer credits.

 

Complete Online Medical Coder/Biller Application

Complete the online Application for the Medical Biller/Coder Program by clicking here or visit the Health Sciences Admissions Office for assistance. The application deadline is May 15th. The application must be submitted online.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this application. This fee must be paid to the cashier's office at your local EFSC campus, before the application deadline.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with Health Science application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at www.floridashines.org.

Take Placement Testing

Take the Reading section of a College Placement Test (CPT). Being college-level ready in Reading will allow a student to take BSCC1084 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (a program prerequisite). Information concerning test dates is available at your local Testing and Admissions office.

Complete Required Courses

The following support courses must be completed prior to enrollment into core courses (HIMC) with a grade of "C" or better, within the last 10 years:

Course Number Course Title Credits Contact Hours
HSCC 1000 Introduction to Health Care 3 64
HSC 1532 * Advanced Medical Terminology 3 32
BSCC 1084 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 96
CGS 2100 Microcomputer Applications 3 48
HSC 1554 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3 32
 *NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (2 credits) is no longer required for the Medical Information Coder Biller CCC.

Submit Essay

Submit a typed, one-page essay that addresses the following topic:  “Why are you choosing to enter the Health Information profession as a Medical Information Coder/Biller?”