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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

Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Health Information: Long Term Care Settings (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5324
Total credits required
30-37
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Admissions 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.

Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses 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, BýƵ110, 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.

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 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
3
4
3
or
or
or
or or or OR Permission of Program Director
OR 1 year of high school Biology
SQ or SQ or SQ or SQ 0–4
or
or OR Eligibility for 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS 3
or
or SG or SG 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG 4
4
3
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
4
or
or
or
or or or OR Permission of Program Director
OR 1 year of high school Biology
SQ or SQ or SQ or SQ 0–4
or
or OR Eligibility for 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or SG or SG 4
3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG 4
4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS 3
3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
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 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

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.