2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Compliance Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3390, Program Site, E-mail: SusanAnne.Hawkins@nscc.edu

The Healthcare Compliance Technical Certificate is intended to provide entry-level skills for students wanting to begin a career in the Healthcare Compliance arena. Healthcare Compliance positions are available in various medical environments.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations affecting medical office technologies;
  • Maintain electronic health/medical records for a medical office environment;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to real world strategies in the healthcare industry.;
  • Identify various types of healthcare delivery systems; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical reimbursement and billing practices.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Extended Care Facilities

Admission Requirements

Students must establish placement by transfer credits, college entrance exam scores, or college placement testing.

Grading Policy

 A grade of “C” or above in all Healthcare Management (HCMT) courses must be earned prior to graduation. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to progress in the Healthcare Management program.


This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree in Healthcare Management – Management and Compliance Concentration. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Related Information

A Healthcare Compliance examination provided by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is required to become a Certified Compliance Officer.

Total Certificate Requirements: 21 Credits


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).


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