start your health career with our Health Services Certificate

The courses in the Health Care Services Certificate prepare you for the certification examination in Excel Spreadsheets and are a part of SPC's Health Sciences Associate in Science degree. However, you can also complete this certificate without pursuing the A.S. degree.

As part of the program, you will need to provide proof of CPR certification that is valid for two years and covers cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of AED, and infant/child CPR, from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross by completion of HSA-2182 Health Services Management Concepts.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medical Secretaries

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

21,520

2026

27,350

Percent Change

27

Projected Job Openings

3180

What you will learn in SPC's Health Care Services Certificate

  • An understanding of health care delivery, medical language, anatomy and physiology, disease process and pharmacology within a health care organization
  • Required administrative functions for an entry-level health services manager, including the management of medical supplies, departmental budgets, IT and reimbursement systems
  • Legal and governmental requirements related to health services management

Health Care Services Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

HSA-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Katherine Woods
Academic Chair
woods.katherine@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

The courses necessary to earn a certificate in Health Care Services and to be eligible for certification examination in Excel Spreadsheets are a part of the AS Health Sciences degree plan. Students may earn the certificate in Health Care Services and become eligible for certification examination in Excel Spreadsheets without completing the AS degree. All students are required to provide proof of CPR certification valid for 2 years that covers cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of AED, & infant/child CPR, from American Heart Association or American Red Cross by completion of HSA-2182 Health Services Management Concepts.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0351070201: Health Care Services

Federal CIP Code

34.0199: Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other.


Admission Rules

The Health Care Services Certificate program accepts applications continually throughout the year. The program is open access; it does not require a secondary health admissions application.

Students must demonstrate college-level competency in English, Reading, and Math, either through appropriate test scores or appropriate course completion.

By completion of the HSA 2182-Health Services Management Concepts course, students are required to submit proof of CPR certification that is valid for two years and covers infant/child CPR and cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of AED (automated external defibrillator). This certification, from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, must be submitted to the instructor in order to receive a grade.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Health Care Services Certificate

ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 3
* BSC 1084C Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
HIM 2012 Health Law Concepts and Practices 2
HIM 2223 Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems 2
HIM 2510 Quality and Performance Improvement 2
HIM 2652 Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems 2
HSA 1100 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HSA 2001 Interprofessional Team Based Health Care 2
HSA 2182 Health Services Management Concepts 2
HSC 1149 General Pharmacology for Health Professionals 1
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology I 2
HSC 2721 Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice 1

* *BSC 2085/BSC 2085L and BSC 2086/BSC 2086L together can fulfill the BSC 1084C course requirement.

Total Credits 32

Industry Certifications

The Health Care Services Certificate prepare you for the certification examination in Excel Spreadsheets.

Continue your education at SPC

SCP's Health Care Services Certificate is part of and transfers to our Health Sciences Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Health Care Services Certificate