What will I learn?

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

All students who have not taken the ACT or SAT within the last 3 years or have had no previous college English or math courses are required to take a placement test prior to enrolling in English or math course.

Doctors and insurance companies share a language they call coding which assigns standardized letter and number sequences to every diagnosis and procedure known to the medical community. With the widespread use of electronic health records and recent changes in government regulations, the volume of codes has been dramatically expanded. So physicians have more need than ever for certified coding professionals who can accurately record the services performed in their practices.

If you want to work in this growing field, you should know that having the right credentials is nothing less than critical. At Butler, you can pursue either a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate Degree. Both are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

After you have completed your education, you will then take the national certification test for coding. If you pass that test, you will be eligible to work for two years as an apprentice. When you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you can then apply for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification under the guidelines established by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPCs).

Which department am I in?

Division of Career and Technical Education

Study options

Full Time (64-65 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022

Venue

Andover Campus

715 E. 13th Street,

ANDOVER,

Kansas,

67002, United States

Full Time (64-65 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022

Venue

McConnell Campus

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education).

For international students

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education). If English is not an official language of your country or your English grade is below a “C” average, you will need to submit a document to meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done through one of the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 500 or above on the written test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet test is required. The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
  • Completion of the Advanced II level or higher at Wichita State University’s Intensive English Language Center. Students must have grades of C or better in all classes.
  • Academic credit of 12 hours or more from a U.S college or university or one year from a U.S. high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • The IELTS International English Language Testing System test is also acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL. An overall score of 5.0 is required for admission.
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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