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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

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5324
Total Credits Required
30-37
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

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: BIO156 or BIO156XT, BIO181 or BIO181XT, BIO201 or BIO201XT, 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

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to long term care professional practice standards.
  2. Apply critical and creative thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving processes in accordance with in long term care standards and best practices.
  3. Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to long term care setting regulations and guidelines.
  4. Use health informatics and health information technologies in long term care settings.
  5. Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the long term care coding function.
  6. Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to long term care standards.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

$41,570

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Current English assessment reflecting eligibility for ENG101, ENG107, or permission of Program Director.

A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

High school diploma, or GED, or equivalent.

Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory settings, if applicable.

Formal application and admission to the Program are required. Applications can be obtained from advisement or College website.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3
HIM103 Long Term Care Delivery 4
HIM106 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 3
BIO156 or
BIO156XT or
BIO181 or
BIO181XT
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I or General Biology (Majors) I OR Permission of Program Director
OR 1 year of high school Biology
SQ 0–4
RDG100 or
RDG100LL
Successful College Reading or Disciplinary Literacy Lab OR Eligibility for CRE101 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
BIO201 or
BIO201XT
Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
HIM183 Diagnostic Coding in Long Term Care Settings 4
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3
HIM205 Health Information Management Systems in Long Term Care Settings 2

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM103 Long Term Care Delivery 4
BIO156 or
BIO156XT or
BIO181 or
BIO181XT
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I or General Biology (Majors) I OR Permission of Program Director
OR 1 year of high school Biology
SQ 0–4
RDG100 or
RDG100LL
Successful College Reading or Disciplinary Literacy Lab OR Eligibility for CRE101 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO201 or
BIO201XT
Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4
HCC145 Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
HIM106 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications CS 3
HIM200 Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIM183 Diagnostic Coding in Long Term Care Settings 3
HIM205 Health Information Management Systems in Long Term Care Settings 2
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=171626).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Health Information: Long Term Care Settings