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.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Healthcare Regulatory Compliance (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2020

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.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply federal and state regulatory compliance laws.
  2. Safeguard patient privacy, patient rights, and emergency access to care.
  3. Formulate appropriate healthcare billing and coding practices.
  4. Devise appropriate contracting of related services, referrals, and payments for services provided by medical professionals.
  5. Communicate information effectively in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms between patients and members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
  6. Implement a developed compliance program.
  7. Develop and implement the ethical and professional standards expected of a healthcare regulatory compliance officer.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning and decision making in healthcare environments.
  9. 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.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HCC130 or
(HCC130AA and
HCC130AB and
HCC130AC and
HCC130AD and
HCC130AE and
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 To be taken after the first 5 weeks 3
HRC230 Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program Design To be taken after the first 5 weeks 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HRC232 Health Care Regulatory Compliance Program Design 3
HRC234 Health Care Regulatory Enforcement Case Studies 3
HSM226 Ethics and Legalities of Health Services Management 3
Course Area Key

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 official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (

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.