Healthcare Regulatory Compliance
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance is designed to provide academic preparation for health care professionals wishing to pursue a career in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance. This specialized field of healthcare administration is focused on the application and enforcement of federal and state laws. These regulations safeguard patient privacy, patient rights, and emergency access to care, appropriate healthcare billing and coding practices as well as appropriate contracting of related services, referrals, and payments for services provided by medical professionals.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
HCC courses may be taken prior to admission or concurrently during enrollment in the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Apply federal and state regulatory compliance laws.
- Safeguard patient privacy, patient rights, and emergency access to care.
- Formulate appropriate healthcare billing and coding practices.
- Devise appropriate contracting of related services, referrals, and payments for services provided by medical professionals.
- Communicate information effectively in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms between patients and members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
- Implement a developed compliance program.
- Develop and implement the ethical and professional standards expected of a healthcare regulatory compliance officer.
- Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning and decision making in healthcare environments.
- Manage diverse people and situations.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
$76,349 Show expanded career information for Compliance Managers
Medical and Health Services Managers
$106,003 Show expanded career information for Medical and Health Services Managers
Regulatory Affairs Specialists
$64,889 Show expanded career information for Regulatory Affairs Specialists
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Course Number||Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Credits|
|HCC130 or |
|Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery or (Health Care Today and Workplace Behaviors in Health Care and Personal Wellness and Safety and Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations and Legal Issues in Health Care and Decision Making in the Health Care Setting)||OR Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator||0–3|
|HRC101||Overview of Healthcare Compliance||Critical course Gateway course To be taken in the first 5 weeks||1|
|HRC228||Healthcare Industry Regulation||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRC101.||To be taken after the first 5 weeks||3|
|HRC230||Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program Design||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRC101.||To be taken after the first 5 weeks||3|
|Course Number||Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Credits|
|HRC232||Health Care Regulatory Compliance Program Design||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRC101.||3|
|HRC234||Health Care Regulatory Enforcement Case Studies||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRC101.||3|
|HSM226||Ethics and Legalities of Health Services Management||3|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=148563).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.