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 and Administrative Assistants
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
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
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), 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. Stephanie Watkins
Instructor in Charge
This program is offered as a Fully Online program.
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
0351070102: Health Care Services
Federal CIP Code
34.0199: Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other.
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
* *BSC 2085/BSC 2085L and BSC 2086/BSC 2086L together can fulfill the BSC 1084C course requirement.
The Health Care Services Certificate prepare you for the certification examination in Excel Spreadsheets.
Continue your education at SPC
SPC'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.