Course Overview

  • This course is taught entirely online.
  • Individuals who would prefer learning in a classroom environment should enroll in our classroom-based course.

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.


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

Applies To The Following Certificate


Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in

Section Schedule
Aug 05, 2020 to Dec 07, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $1,565.00 or $500.00 deposit
Registration Fee non-credit $1,565.00 or $500.00 deposit


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

Learn More about Medical Coding

Complete the form below to learn more about our Medical Coding Specialist Certificate programs and view our online information session.


Course Materials

All course materials will be provided electronically.

Policy Information

View registration, refund and cancellation policies

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
UNC Charlotte has partnered with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to offer the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) medical coding curriculum.  These programs are designed by managers and leaders in the healthcare industry.
Required fields are indicated by .