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Health Care Business Services Certificate

Program Code: 901041

The Health Care Business Services Certificate is designed to be an introduction to anyone interested in exploring various business positions in the growing medical field. All courses transfer to the Health Care Business Services Associate Degree. Courses are delivered online.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Provide excellent customer service in healthcare and insurance.
• Solve basic health insurance reimbursement problems.
• Analyze and explain insurance benefits.
• Schedule and admit patients.
• Analyze and process health insurance claims.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 101601, Health Care Business Services

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Basic math (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements).
• Students are expected to have entry-level computer and keyboarding skills. It is recommended that students complete basic computer and keyboarding skills coursework if deficient in this area.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-103-111
Micro: Windows/Computer Basics
1
10-103-111 MICRO: WINDOWS/COMPUTER BASICS ...Windows desktop elements, help features, folder and file management (create, delete, move, find file), and Search strategies. Blackboard, internet, and e-mail usage.
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents.
10-160-161
Insurance Health Principles
3
10-160-161 INSURANCE HEALTH PRINCIPLES ...this course presents common health insurance terminology. Students are introduced to various insurance programs including: private health insurance, Workers’ Compensation, disability insurance, hospital insurance, government plans including: Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare. (Corequisite: 10-530-172, Healthcare Delivery Systems)
10-501-101
Medical Terminology
3
10-501-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & BASIC PHYSIOLOGY... apply the word building model to analyze and interpret common medical terminology and the fundamental basics of human physiology.
10-530-172
Healthcare Delivery Systems
2
10-530-172 HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS...examines the organization, financing, regulation, and delivery of health care services. Includes the study of healthcare professionals.
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
10-804-123
Math w Business Applications
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory math and reading assessment scores; 10-834-109, Pre Algebra with a “C” or better; 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better)
Certificate Total
16
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or higher in Insurance Health Principles, Medical Terminology, and Healthcare Delivery Systems. Courses with grades lower than a "C" must be repeated in order to continue in, or complete this certificate.
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Note

Enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact an Advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

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