Healthcare Practice Management Certificate (Career)

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Program Manager: Michele Tertel
Phone: 301.624.2845

Program Description

Prepares students for work as a medical practice manager. Students must receive a “C” or better in all MEDA courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business.
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic).
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems.

Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all MEDA courses.
Departmental Requirements
BMGT 120Business Communications3
CMIS 101Information Systems and Technology3
MEDA 109Medical Terminology3
MEDA 110Computer Medical Office Management3
MEDA 112Medical Office Procedures3
MEDA 203Diagnostic and Procedural Medical Coding3
MEDA 218Health Insurance Billing and Reimbursement3
ElectiveAny MEDA, BMGT, ACCT, or CMIS course3
Total Credits24

Transfer Note

For more information on careers and transfer, contact the Career and Academic Planning Services office at 301.846.2471 or visit Transfer Services.

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)

Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion.

Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Visit Jefferson Hall or call 301.846.2471 for advising.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
CMIS 101 Information Systems and Technology 3
MEDA 109 Medical Terminology 3
MEDA 112 Medical Office Procedures 3
BMGT 120 Business Communications 3
Recommended Second Semester
MEDA 203 Diagnostic and Procedural Medical Coding 3
MEDA 218 Health Insurance Billing and Reimbursement 3
MEDA 110 Computer Medical Office Management 3
ElectivesAny ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, MEDA 3
 Total Credits24

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.

Pathway Legend

Milestone - courses with the Milestone notation should be taken within the recommend credit range to stay on track for program completion.

Fall, Spring, Summer - courses with a Fall, Spring, or Summer notation indicate the course is offered in the specified semester only.