Medical Coding Specialist Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

  • Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if previously submitted)

  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate; current high school seniors must provide both a current high school transcript and a final transcript with confer date

  • Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure

  • Complete admissions meeting with a WITC counselor (academic admissions requirements apply)

Medical Coding Specialist Additional Program Information

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Review and complete the computer skills inventory

  • Review Medical Coding Specialist program orientation materials

  • Meet with Medical Coding Specialist program advisor to determine program sequencing and completion goals

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Medical Coding Specialist Orientation-Fall 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar

2020-21 MCS Curriculum Checklist - to be used as a guide. Although your academic advisor can provide guidance, you are ultimately responsible for selecting courses that meet a program's graduation requirements. 

Medical Coding Specialist Withdrawal

  • Instructions for Withdrawal from MCS Core Courses

    • If you are at this webpage, it means your MCS Academic Advisor has been notified that you dropped your MCS course (530-xxx) courses.

      • If you are withdrawing from your MCS core (530-xxx) courses, the MCS program would like to gather data regarding your decision to withdraw.  This data is useful in the MCS planning process.  Thank you for providing this information.

      • Please carefully review the Withdrawal from the MCS Program form.  Please complete the form electronically and email to

      • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Abrahamson, MCS Program Director, at or 800/243-9482 x4757.

Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your WITC email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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