Projections of Employment

According to California Labor Market Information (LMI) the number of Medical Coders is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupantions.  Jobs for the Medical Coders are expected to increase by 16.0 percent, or 3,400 jobs between 2016-2026.

In Sacramento Metro Area, the number of Medical Coders is expected to grow much faster than average growth for all occupations.  Jobs for Medical Coder are expected to increase by 22.6 percent, or 300 jobs between 2014 and 2024.


“Enrolled in EGACE because after researching the colleges it would take too long. Then she found us on the web, liked what she saw and enrolled.”

Rosaline A.

Billing Coding Specialist Graduate


What Medical Coders Do:

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians play a vital and unseen role in the quality of health care. They manage patient information and health care data ensuring privacy and security of protected health information and compliance with electronic data interchange standards in order to advance the delivery of quality health care. Managing health information has evolved from working with paper medical records to ensuring electronic information is accessible, accurate, and secure. Health Information Technicians work in health care settings where health information is captured, maintained, or used. 

Medical Coders are responsible for coding patients’ medical information for reimbursement and research purposes. They assign diagnosis and procedure codes using software that calculates the diagnosis-related group (DRG). The DRG determines the hospital’s reimbursement for services for Medicare inpatients and some third-party payers. Coders work with other reimbursement systems, such as those required for hospital-based ambulatory care and outpatient surgeries, physician offices, long-term care, home health care, rehabilitation services, and mental health. 

Become a Medical Coders

The EGACE’s Medical Coders program is 25 weeks program and trains graduates in all of the basic training required to work as a entry level medical coder.

EGACE’s graduates qualify to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) National Certified Insurance & Coding .


$3,000.00, includes all textbooks, materials, a set of scrubs,
one NCCT Certificate exam.

Students are responsible for understanding the EGACE refund policy, CTI Refund Policy.

EGACE's Billing and Coding Specialist Program Information

Billing & Coding Specialist 2019-2020 School Year Schedule

Program hours: 382

15 weeks   (M-F)

Spring Session: 3/13/20-6/26/20 12:00-4:00 pm


Program Courses

1.   Workforce Development
2.   Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology
3.   Coding
4.   Billing 
5.   Billing and Coding 
6.   10 – Key
7.   NCCT ICS Test Prep

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate
Passing rate on Industry Certification Exam
Placement rate (field of study)

Labor Market Infomation

Annual Wages for 2018 Low
(25th percentile)
(50th percentile)
(75th percentile)
California $34,506 $45,757 $62,878
Sacramento Metro Area $36,780 $45,939 $63,578

Where Could This Job Lead?

In large health information departments, they may promote to section supervisor, where they oversee the work of the coding, release of information, or record processing sections. 

Program Requirements

  • You must have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must pass both a reading and math placement exam.

Funding Questions

Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals through the Sacramento Works Job Center as funds are available, for Job Centers near you, click here. Through the newtwork of Job Centers, Sacramento Works can provide job seekers a variety of services that fit their needs.

If you are a client of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance or the State Department of Rehabilitation you should inquire with your counselor about whether you qualify for financial assistance.

EGACE’s CTI program currently does not accept FASFA or Pell Grants.

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Are your ready to start? Next steps

Call (916) 686-7724 or email to discuss the program, and schedule assessment, and intake orientation.


EGACE-CTI Office Location:

9362 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624