• Report: #893252

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  • Submitted: Tue, June 05, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, September 10, 2012

  • Reported By: naena — Odenville Alabama United States of America
CTU Online
Internet, Colorado United States of America

CTU Online Colorado Technical University Rip Off Internet, Colorado

*General Comment: Current student

*UPDATE Employee: Medical Billing and Coding Program

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I attended CTU Online for two years to obtain my Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. I had several math, art, and computer courses. I have recently graduated and I know nothing of Medical Billing and Coding. I know that I cannot pass the licensing exam because I do not have the knowledge needed. This was supposed to be taught by CTU. I now owe well over $25,000 in student loans and CTU refuses to give tuition forgiveness. They keep telling me to " attend their employment help" but this seminar only helps you create resumes. You have to communicate with several different people and retell your story/issue each time because no one knows what is going on and you talk with new people each time. I would not recommend this college to anyone.

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#1 General Comment

Current student

AUTHOR: Chris - (United States of America)

This report is not true.  I am currently in the program and have not nor do I have any art classes in this degree program.  There is one math course and the only "computer" courses that are in this degree program are about Electronic Health Records which is completely relevant to the program.  I have had several coding courses which require us to abstract and code things from a medical record.  There are learning labs for coding classes, which are basically extra instructors and help for free on the campus.  Taking a certification exam requires extra studying beyond the degree program and if someone does not know how to code after this program then they probably were not paying attention or doing the work because I know from experience there is a lot of coding to be done in these classes.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Medical Billing and Coding Program

AUTHOR: Melissa B. - (United States of America)

CTU's Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding program includes General Education courses like English Composition, Career Planning and Professional Skills, World Literature and Business Math; as well as Core Courses specifically designed for the health field. These include the following, as listed beginning on page 188 of the most recent course catalog

  • BIO143 Anatomy and Physiology I 


  • BIO144 Anatomy and Physiology II 


  • BIO161 Pathophysiology With Pharmacology I 


  • BIO162 Pathophysiology With Pharmacology II 


  • HIT103 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems 


  • HIT115 Healthcare Management 


  • HIT125 Introduction to Classification and Disease Coding 


  • HIT135 Introduction to CPT Coding/Billing 


  • HIT145 Health Data Management 


  • HIT201 Healthcare Reimbursement 


  • HIT245 Advanced Coding 


  • HIT251 Electronic Health Records I 


  • HIT252 Electronic Health Records II 


  • HIT261 Healthcare Legal Concepts 


  • HIT297B Virtual Practicum I 


  • HIT297C Virtual Practicum II 


  • HIT298 Preparing for a Career in the Medical Billing and Coding  


  • HSS121 Medical Terminology 

The university offers career guidance and professional services specifically for students and graduates of the medical billing and coding program, accessible by contacting 1-866-813-1836 or careerservices@ctuonline.edu.

If students wish to file a formal complaint, they may contact the Office of the Ombudsman at help@coloradotech.edu for an impartial review of their case.
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