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Health Information: Long Term Care Settings

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Health Information: Long Term Care Settings program prepares individuals for entry-level health information processing positions in long term, home health, and hospice facilities. Students will perform such duties as collecting, analyzing, assembling, releasing, coding, and reporting patient information in both paper and electronic record systems.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Academic Plan
Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (CER)
Total Credits Required

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
The following courses must be completed within five (5) years of the Required Course(s) for which they are Prerequisite requirements: BIO160, BPC110, and HCC145.

Students must be willing to undergo a background check performed by the MCCCD approved vendor. (Students who are unsure of their background status may take a preliminary background check at their own expense before entering the program, results not sent to the college.)

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to long term care professional practice standards. (HIM103, HIM183)
  • Apply critical and creative thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving processes in accordance with in long term care standards and best practices. (HIM103, HIM106, HIM183, HIM205)
  • Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to long term care setting regulations and guidelines. (HIM103, HIM106, HIM183)
  • Use health informatics and health information technologies in long term care settings. (BPC110, HIM103, HIM106, HIM183, HIM205)
  • Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the long term care coding function. (BIO160, HCC145, HIM183, HIM200)
  • Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to long term care standards. (HCC145, HIM183)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals3
HIM103Long Term Care Delivery4
HIM106Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management3
HIM183Diagnostic Coding in Long Term Care Settings4
HIM200Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals3
HIM205Managing Health Information in Long Term Care Settings2

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