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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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
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) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-501-101
Medical Terminology
3
10-501-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ...focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
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: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
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: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
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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