Health Occupations

Medical Coding

Columbia Area Career Center has partnered with Career Step to help students like you train for a rewarding new career.

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with PCS
The additional PCS training included in our Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program puts you a step ahead in the job market because most entry-level coding certificates do not include this ICD-10-PCS training. With this course, you’ll be prepared to work in both physician practices and hospitals, making you more flexible as you consider job options, as well as advancement opportunities.

Professional Medical Coding and Billing ICD-10
Some of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation are using this curriculum to train their employees. Our graduates have even been hired to work remotely tight after graduation. Choose the training employers prefer!

To learn more about becoming a Medical Coder, call 573-214-3803 or visit

Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription:  Medical transcriptionists type (or transcribe) dictated audio reports of doctor-patient interactions. These transcribed reports become part of a patient’s permanent medical record and are vital to ensuring proper and consistent patient care.

Medical Transcription Editor:  Medical Transcription Editors are specialized medical transcriptionists who correct and edit reports created by speech recognition software. Advancements in internet technology and data security have changed the field of medical transcription and created a real work at home career opportunity. The curriculum for this Career Step online program is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). Students focus their study on keyboarding skills, English language and grammar and medical terminology. The program includes interactive learning tools, a student forum, chat rooms, job placement services and hundreds of exercises that simulate the professional medical transcription experience.

To learn more about becoming a Medical Transcriptionist, call 573-214-3803 or visit

Pharmacy Technician

Listed as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the nation, Pharmacy technicians work in retail or institutional facilities and assist pharmacists in formulating, labeling and dispensing medications. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 75 percent of pharmacy technicians work in a retail setting, while 16 percent work in hospitals. These different work settings offer a variety of job opportunities and available work schedules. Many institutional facilities and retail pharmacies remain open 24 hours a day, offering you the opportunity to select a schedule and position that fits your lifestyle.

Our Online Pharmacy Technician training program includes 14 modules and a final exam designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in both retail and institutional settings, and to prepare students for national certification exams. Numerous exercises and assessments throughout each module ensure that students master each concept before moving on, and knowledgeable student support advisors are available from program start to finish.

To learn more about becoming a Pharmacy Technician, call 573-214-3803 or visit