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UNC Charlotte’s Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program offers in-depth training that will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pursue a new career, re-enter the workforce, or refresh and broaden current skills.

Properly trained medical coding specialists perform the coding tasks that support the processing of medical billings, implement proper reporting of transactions, and support secure health information management. Medical coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure by using classification systems software. The classification system determines the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if the patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance programs using the system. Coders may use several coding systems, such as those required for ambulatory settings, physician offices, or long-term care.

Additional Details


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) is required
  • Computer Applications: Prospective students should be able to operate basic Computer Applications
  • Required Reading: Technical Specifications

Attendance Requirements

  • This is an exam and attendance based certificate program.
  • Students must earn a grade of 70% or above on all exams and meet minimum attendance requirements to earn the certificate.

To receive your record of attendance, full participation is expected. Participants must be present at the beginning of each course and be in attendance through the duration of each course in order to receive the record of attendance. Credit hours will only be adjusted under extenuating circumstances.



Although not required, it is highly recommended that participants have experience/background (educational or professional) with:

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Additional Program Information

AAPC Partnership

UNC Charlotte has partnered with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to offer the Certified Professional Coding medical coding curriculum.

Advisory Board

The course curriculum is developed in consultation with our Medical Coding Specialist Advisory Board of subject matter experts, faculty, and industry practitioners.

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