About the Program
This program provides you with basic medical knowledge along with the medical coding procedures used to bill insurance companies and to track health conditions and diseases for reporting purposes in a physician's office. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam through the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).
You will need a high school diploma or a GED. Additionally, the majority of healthcare facilities require a background and drug screen of all students who enter their facility; therefore all healthcare career students are required to successfully complete a background check and drug screen upon entering any healthcare career program. Students who are not successfully cleared will be unable to complete the clinical portion of the healthcare careers program and thus, will not be eligible to complete the healthcare careers program.
Completion of a student health profile and current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification are also required prior to clinical.
Please direct any question to the Program Specialist of Healthcare Careers, LuAnn Williams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 674-1542.
You will need to complete the following courses, totaling 634 hours of instruction/externship experience:
|Course Number||Course Title|
|HCG 220||Anatomy & Physiology I for Allied Health|
|HCG 221||Anatomy & Physiology II for Allied Health|
|HCG 222||Medical Terminology|
|HCG 200||Computer Essentials|
|HMP 303||Medical Law & Ethics|
|HMP 312||Insurance and Managed Care|
|HMP 305||Computer Medical Office Management|
|HMP 310||Medical Office Procedures|
|HCG 211||Professionalism in Healthcare|
|HMP 400||Physician Coder Externship I|
|HMP 401||Physician Coder Externship II|
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Cecil College is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to offer distance education in the member states and territories.
Supervised Clinical and Field Training Experiences
Through participation in NC-SARA and compliance with statutory regulations related to training in individual states, Cecil College is approved to offer limited, supervised clinical field experiences in 3 U.S. states to eligible students. The states include Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. These are the locations currently approved for student supervised clinical and field training. Individual state regulations are subject to change without prior notice and the College does not guarantee locations for clinical and field training experiences.
Students who successfully complete a course or program requirements for nursing, teacher education, physical therapist assistant, medical administrative professional, and paramedic will be eligible to meet the national requirements; however, Cecil College cannot confirm whether a course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in each individual state. Prospective students should contact their state for information on the applicable licensing boards to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where students are located.
Healthcare Sciences (Associate of Science)
This degree program will offer students, who currently hold a national certification in a field of Healthcare, a flexible degree program designed to provide a sound base of foundational credit coursework and additional career specific studies and/or competencies in a healthcare discipline. Through a combination of general education requirements, core electives and specific healthcare career education studies, graduates are prepared to enter the healthcare workforce in a selected discipline.
Please refer to the college catalog for a complete list of classes required for this degree.