Central Maine Community College — located in Auburn, Maine — offers the lowest tuition of all the community colleges in New England. The school serves more than 3,000 students each year on its 135-acre campus, three auxiliary sites, and online programs.
CMCC offers an on-campus and online medical coding degree and certificate program. The associate degree curriculum consists of 62 credits completed over four or more semesters. Courses introduce students to medical terminology, healthcare information technology, and medical coding. A three-credit practicum provides work experience using these new skills. The certificate option requires 32 credits and takes a year to complete.
The program also includes science, math, and English courses that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college. CMCC offers transfer advising services, on-campus interviews with four-year schools, and application assistance. It also maintains multiple transfer agreements. The school allows students to earn up to 75% of required credits through prior learning assessments, exams, and credential review.
The program features asynchronous courses using discussion boards, chat, email, and multimedia technology. The school’s rolling admission policy allows students to begin taking classes any semester. More than 75% of students receive financial aid. Veterans and their families can use their military educational benefits at CMCC.
The college maintains regional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education.