Medical Billing Specialist

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 301605

Credits: 28

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $3,889.20
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

Madison College developed the Medical Billing Specialist Diploma to help you get hired or promoted, or to update your skills for use in today’s modern medical offices. The skills you obtain with this diploma are part of a pathway and may be applied to the Medical Administrative Specialist Associate program. You also can apply many of the credits toward other programs at Madison College and double major. 

Graduates from this program are qualified to complete professional examinations and earn certification(s) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Voluntary, eligible certifications include Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS), and/or Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS).  NHA is the national leader in allied health professional certifications and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Please note: Healthcare employers require all applicants complete and pass a background check as a condition of employment.

Get credit for your experience and prior learning.

Program Details

Students in the Medical Billing Specialist program can attend full or part time.

Medical Billing Specialist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


To Apply

  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Medical Billing Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
  • Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures.
  • Maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Model professionalism in the workplace.
  • Process insurance claims.

Madison College's Medical Billing Specialist graduates are ready for a range of professional positions including:

  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Billing Customer Service Representative
  • Collections Analyst
  • Patient Accounts Specialist
  • Reimbursement Analyst
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Customer Service Representative

With advanced training students may find employment as:

  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Coding Technician
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Word Processing Operator
  • Department/Clinic Assistant
  • Health Unit Coordinator


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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates1622
    Number of Surveys Sent1522
    Number of Surveys Returned97
    Percent of Surveys Returned60.00%31.80%
    Available for Employment40
    Percent Available for Employment44.40%0.00%
    Not in Labor Market57
    Percent Not in Labor Market55.60%100.00%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed40
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%0.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation30
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation75.00%0.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation10
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation25.00%0.00%
    Employed - No Response00
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment00
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.80
    Number of Satisfaction Responses50
    Very Satisfied (4)40
    Percent Very Satisfied80.00%0.00%
    Satisfied (3)10
    Percent Satisfied20.00%0.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)00
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)00
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses97
    Preparation for Getting a Job00
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%0.00%
    Career Change30
    Percent Career Change33.30%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills10
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills11.10%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education47
    Percent Preparation for Further Education44.40%100.00%
    Personal Interest10
    Percent Personal Interest11.10%0.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses20
    Before Enrollment00
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%0.00%
    While Attending the College00
    Percent While Attending the College0.00%0.00%
    After Training at the College20
    Percent After Training at the College100.00%0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses40
    In College District20
    Percent In College District50.00%0.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District20
    Percent of In Wisconsin50.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin00
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown00
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend20182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count2
    Average Monthly Wage$1,891
    Average Hourly Wage$10.99
    Average Work Hours per Week38
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week

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Flexible Learning Options

We offer a variety of flexible learning options including hybrid, online, and online-live instruction. Out-of-state students can complete the Medical Billing Specialist program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.