Course Overview

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.

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Section Schedule
Mar 10, 2021 to Jun 28, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $1,565.00 or $500.00 deposit
Reading List / Textbook
  • Information on required textbooks for the program will be provided to registered students.
  • Students will be able to purchase textbooks directly from vendors. The estimated cost of textbooks is $350-$400 depending on where you purchase.


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

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Course Materials

All course materials will be provided electronically.

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MCO 101 Real-Time Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 6-8p

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.


"I really enjoyed Ms. Cynthia Douglas. Everything presented was very clear and concise. CPT coding finally started to "click" during her classes. I absolutely loved the scenarios she presented at the end of each class. Those helped me SO MUCH, as I am a hands on learner. Thank you, Cynthia. You are wonderful!"

Spring 2020 Graduate

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