Project Description

Healthcare Management

97 Quarter Credits / 1427 Clock Hours

Cost : $23,978.00 – Two-year cost ($11,989.00 annually)

Start Date :August 23, 2021

This program is designed for applicants with 1-2 years of health care experience and provides training for the person seeking an entry-level career in Healthcare Management. The program includes a broad mix of course work that allows the student to acquire a blend of basic healthcare business skills as well as the core elements of human resource management theory and application. Entry-level positions may be found in a variety of settings depending on the applicant’ s background. Employment opportunities exist in rural areas and continue to rapidly grow in major metropolitan areas. Students who successful complete the Health care Management Program may qualify for the Certified Medical Manager exam and obtain the CMM-A credential.

Career Opportunities:

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Office/Practice Supervisor
  • Clinical Manager
  • Office/Practice Manager

Maximum students per cohort:  20

Program begins 8/24/2020 & 8/23/2021

See Core Course Descriptions tab for a detailed credit, course, and hours breakdown of this Program.

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  • Submit your application and enrollment agreement to the Adult Education office.
    Your completed enrollment agreement and application should be submitted to the Adult Education office with the $155 fee, prior to starting the following steps.

  • Submit High School Transcript, Diploma, or GED to Adult Education Office. CPI required verification of high school graduation. Please submit one of the following to the adult education office; high school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED. Questions about this requirement please call the Adult Ed office at 814-359-2793 ext. 207.

  • Meet with a Financial Aid representative. If you are utilizing federal student aid to pay your tuition, the website for filing your FAFSA is https://studentloans.gov. CPI’s school code is: 015445. For assistance with financial aid (student loans and grants), please contact CPI’s Financial Aid Office at (814) 359-2793 x 252 : Jan Pepperday  or (814) 359-2793 x 262 : Ron Benton.

  • Take the Accuplacer exam. Accuplacer is used to measure your readiness for the program and allows us to recommend any remedial work prior to your start. This exam consists of two parts; arithmetic and reading comprehension. On average, the exam takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. The exam is not timed and you are allotted ample time to complete.  The document attached to this email provides numerous websites that offer exercises / practice exams for you to prepare. Arrange to take the Accuplacer exam at CPI by contacting Adult Education 814-359-2793 ext. 207

  • Order textbooks. Contact your Program Coordinator for a list of the textbooks. They can be purchased new or used. Renting is available on some websites, just be sure the rental is for the entire length of time you will need to utilize that textbook. Some texts are used all year.

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First Term

PSS-101 Pathways to Success Seminar 1.0 cr  15 hrs
BIO-120 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 6.0 cr  60 hrs
HCC-126 Electronic Records in Healthcare 2.0 cr 24 hrs
CSA-120 Computer Software Applications: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Presentations 2.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-120 Medical Terminology 3.0 cr 36 hrs
FIRST TERM TOTAL QUARTER 14.0 CREDITS / 183CLOCK HOURS

Second Term

BIO-122 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 3.0 cr 36 hrs
COM-121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCC-122 Introduction to Medical Coding 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCC-124 Administrative Procedures in Healthcare 4.0 cr 48 hrs
SECOND TERM TOTAL QUARTER 13.0 CREDITS / 156CLOCK HOURS

Third Term

COM-135 English Composition 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCC-140Introduction to Medical Billing 3.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-135 Medical Law and Ethical Principles in Healthcare 3.0 cr 36 hrs
PSY-152 General Psychology 3.0 cr 36 hrs
THIRD TERM TOTAL QUARTER12.0 CREDITS / 156CLOCK HOURS

Fourth Term

HCM-125 Healthcare Systems 2.0 cr 24 hrs
HCM-121 Introduction to Healthcare Management 2.0 cr 24 hrs
FOURTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER4.0 CREDITS / 48 CLOCK HOURS

TOTAL QUARTER 43.0 CREDITS/543.0 CLOCK HOURS FIRST YEAR


Fifth Term

MTH-133 College Mathematics 4.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-123 Communication in Healthcare 4.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-276 Pediatric Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention 4.0 cr 48 hrs
FIFTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 12.0CREDITS / 144 CLOCK HOURS

Sixth Term

HCM-243 Healthcare Finance I 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCM-255 Human Resource Management in Healthcare I 3.0 cr 48 hrs
HCM-235 Legal Principles in Healthcare Management 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCC-271 Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention I 3.0 cr 36 hrs
BUS-165 Small Business Management 4.0 cr 48 hrs
SIXTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 16.0 CREDITS / 204 CLOCK HOURS

Seventh Term

HCM-244 Healthcare Finance II 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCM-256 Human Resource Management in Healthcare II 3.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-262 Quality Assurance in Healthcare 3.0 cr 48 hrs
HCC-272 Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention II 3.0 cr 36 hrs
HCC-220 Leadership for Healthcare Professionals 4.0 cr 48 hrs
SEVENTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 16.0 CREDITS / 216 CLOCK HOURS

Eighth Term

HCM-295 Healthcare Management Clinical Practicum/Externship 10.0 cr 320 hrs

EIGHTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 10.0 CREDITS / 320 CLOCK HOURS

TOTAL QUARTER 54.0 CREDITS/884.0 CLOCK HOURS SECOND YEAR


TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER 97.0 CREDITS/1427.0 CLOCK HOURS

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HCC-120 (3.0 Credits) – Medical Terminology
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of medical terms. Students will learn medical prefixes, suffixes and word roots which can then be used to define most medical terms. Emphasis is on definitions, spelling and pronunciation. The goal is to help students develop a knowledge base for building medical terms and to acquire a working knowledge of the medical vocabulary utilized in healthcare to assist in communicating information accurately.

HCC-122 (3.0 Credits) – Introduction to Medical Coding
This course introduces students to the complex world of medical billing. Students are taught coding basics to code diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement from third party payers. Students will combine medical terminology. and their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and the pathophysiology of disease processes in determining specific codes for each diagnosis and procedure performed.

HCC-123 (4.0 Credits) – Communication in Healthcare
This course is designed to teach the student effective communication in the healthcare setting. The course will cover aspects of communication related to patient-provider and leader­ member exchange (LMX) including special attention to various forms of communication related to inquiry, advisement, dispute resolution and use of technology such as the internet. The student will apply learned theories in situational scenarios involving general communication with healthcare practitioners, communication with diverse populations, and communication with chronically and terminally ill patients.

HCC-124 (4 .0 Credits) – Administrative Procedures in Healthcare
This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental administrative operations in tile medical office/facility including; communicating/interacting with patients, scheduling appointments, processing clinical and financial records, and equipment/supplies management. Students will also learn professional fees, health insurance, and processing claim forms. Revenue management including billing and collections as well as accounting practices will also be discussed. The course will conclude with tile fundamentals of marketing and customer service. and workplace safety/emergency preparedness.

HCC-126 (2.0 Credits) – Electronic Records in Healthcare
This course will present tile electronic health record. The course commences with the history of the medical record leading to tile development of the EHR. The student will learn the standards for HER, as well as setup and clinical administration of tile electronic record. Students will discuss the elements of patient charts and use of the EHR in the medical office/facility during patient visit. Students will understand tile basic tools available in electronic records as well as methods for customizing the EHR. The course ends with an introduction to use of the EHR for tracking productivity and quality control.

HCC-135 (3.0 Credits) – Medical Law and Ethical Principles in Healthcare
This course will introduce the student to legal and ethical principles specific to health care. It will commence with an overview of the foundations of law and ethics including licensure, certification, accreditation and legislation affecting health care plans. The student will learn about legal principles related to contracts and agreements, professional liability, medical malpractice, medical records. informed consent, privacy laws and HIPAA. The course concludes with an introduction to professional and social health care issues including physician duties and responsibilities, workplace legalities, death & dying and legal/ethical considerations related to organ procurement and physician assisted suicide.

HCC-140 (3.0 Credits) – Introduction to Medical Billing
This course is instruction in the use of Medical Office Automation software (MEDISOFT) for scheduling and managing appointments, recording payments, using electronic medical records, registering patient information, billing electronically, documenting patient information in the electronic medical record, and recording charges (through coding). and payment collection for office visits and treatment from patients and insurance carriers.

HCC-220 (4.0 Credits) – Leadership for Healthcare Professionals
This course introduces the student to principles of leadership including leadership theories, styles of leadership, motivating employees. Team building and conflict management. The student will apply learned principles in various situational scenarios related to giving praise, providing instructions, conflict mediation, strategic planning, crisis management and whistle blowing.

HCC-262 (3.0 Credits) – Quality Assurance in Healthcare
This course is designed to teach the student the essential components of a quality assurance program. The student will learn the elements of continuous quality improvement as well as the resources and methods of data collection and analysis. Course content will also focus on the movement to quality in health care and specific measures related to quality outcomes and reimbursement. Students will utilize the concepts learned in the course towards completion of a QA project. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of how to incorporate results into a large-scale quality improvement program.

HCC-271 (3-0 Credits) – Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention I
This course is designed to teach the student about common medical problems with the head, eyes, ears, nose, throat, as well as the integumentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. The student will learn how the focused history, physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies lead to a differential diagnosis of the problem. The student will also learn current trends in treating the various disorders presented in class as well as wellness & preventative measures.

HCC-272 (3-0 Credits) – Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention II
This course is a continuation of Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention I. It is designed to teach the student about common medical problems with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecological and systemic systems. The course will conclude with an introduction to common mental health problems. The student will learn how the focused history, physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies lead to a differential diagnosis of the problem. The student will also learn current trends in treating the various disorders presented in class as well as wellness and preventative measures.

HCC-276 (4.0 Credits) – Pediatric Healthcare Disease Management and Prevention
This course is designed to teach the student about common medical problems in infants and children. Topics will include disorders involving the eyes, ears, oral cavity, as well as the integumentary, cardiovascular respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, metabolic, hematologic, neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. The student will learn how the focused history, physical examination, laboratory and diagnostic studies lead to a differential diagnosis of the problem. The student will also learn current trends in treating the various disorders presented in class as well as wellness and preventative measures.

HCM-121 (2.0 Credits) – Introduction to Healthcare Management
This course is designed to introduce the student to concepts related to transitioning into a supervisory role. The course will commence with essential management functions of supervisors including; relationships with subordinates, peers and other management personnel. The student will learn aspects of supervisory time management and coping with stress & burnout. The student will be introduced to PAHC0M and how the organization facilitates career development, networking, and the ever changing role of the supervisor in health care management.

HCM-125 (2.0 Credits) – Healthcare Systems
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the structure, organization and function of the current healthcare system in the United States. The student will also learn about the healthcare workforce and the educational and licensure requirements to practice in various fields. This course also provides an introduction to various facets of healthcare such as finance and quality assurance which will be explored in greater depth later in the program. The course will conclude with an exploration of the various components of healthcare reform including insurance, healthcare organizations, workforce, health information, scientific and technological advances.

HCM-235 (3.0 Credits) – Legal Principles in Healthcare Management
This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of the legal aspects of health care delivery in the U.S. The course provides an overview of the laws governing healthcare compliance, antitrust, healthcare access and quality, disability, and end-of-life issues, as well as, the laws governing contracts, organizational restructuring and outsourcing.

HCM-243 (3.0 Credits) – Healthcare Finance I
This course is designed to teach the student tl1e fundamental principles of financial management in health care. The course begins with an overview of the history of healthcare finance followed by a review of the fundamentals of insurance and reimbursement in managed care. The student will learn about the essential elements that contribute to the capture, management and collection of patient service revenue. The course will conclude with an introduction to cost analysis which will serve as a precursor to the Healthcare Finance II course.

HCM-244 (3.0 Credits) – Healthcare Finance II
This course is designed as a continuation of Healthcare Finance I. In this course, the student will learn principles of financial reporting, financial analysis, budget preparation & monitoring, benchmarking and cost benefit analysis. The course will conclude with an overview of the electronic health record (EHR) as a financial management tool.

HCM-255 (3.0 Credits) – Human Resource Management in Healthcare I
This course begins with a discussion of human resource laws and regulations related to employment. The student will learn mechanisms for ensuring compliance with these legal statutes as it impacts recruitment, interviewing, hiring and recordkeeping. Students will also learn the purpose and utilization of the job description in the recruiting, interviewing and selection processes. The student will then apply learned principles to construct a job description, write an advertisement for employment, interview job candidates and check references. The course will conclude with a discussion of the probationary period for a new employee.

HCM-256 (3.0 Credits) – Human Resource Management in Healthcare II
This course is a continuation of Human Resource Management in Healthcare I and will focus on personnel management including disciplinary action, performance appraisal, and staff development processes. This course also involves discussion of the purpose and application of the policy/procedure manual. The student will apply learned principles and best practices towards constructing an organizational policy. preparing a written disciplinary action, documenting involuntary separation of an employee, and planning a staff development program. The student will also participate in situational scenarios involving employee appraisal and executing a disciplinary action plan.

HCM-295 (10.0 Credits) – Healthcare Management Clinical Practicum/Externship
Students will spend time in an unpaid internship at a physician’s office or outpatient clinic / medical facility practicing within the scope of training for a medical manager. They will utilize the skills learned throughout their educational experiences leading to the time of practicum. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the practicum roundtable that takes place every Friday during the term. This meeting will afford students the opportunity to discuss/compare clinical experiences at the various sites. Additionally, the students may use this time to review/ prepare for the Certified Medical Manager (CMM) examination

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