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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Physicians Practice Management, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus and the Columbia County Center

Entrance Dates: Fall
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 17

Program Description: The Physicians Practice Management technical certificate prepares students to manage medical practices. The TCC includes courses from programs in business, allied health and management.

Admission: Admission to the program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ACCUPLACER exam. A high school diploma or GED is required for program admission. Prior experience as a Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Coder, or office manager of a medical or dental practice is highly recommended.

Employment: Practice managers are employed in physicians and dentists’ offices and medical clinics.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 17-20 credits

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

 

BUSN 2370MED OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INS VIA GVTC

3

OR

BUSN 2375HEALTHCARE CODING

3

 

BUSN 1015INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT

3

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

MGMT 1100PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

MGMT 1105ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MGMT 2115HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3

Notes:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.
  • ALHS prefix courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for prerequisite credit unless the applicant is a Certified Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, or Medical Coder who is currently working in field or a related field.

Guided Pathway

You may click on any course below to view the course description and prerequisite information.

Students who do not follow the Course Sequence listed below may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

Some courses may need to be taken online to complete the program as listed.
BUSN 2370 is available online every semester.

Augusta Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Physicians Practice Management (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Evening Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

MGMT 1100PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

BUSN 2370MED OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INS VIA GVTC

3

OR

BUSN 2375HEALTHCARE CODING

3

 

BUSN 1015INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT

3

MGMT 1105ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MGMT 2115HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3

 

Grovetown Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Physicians Practice Management (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Grovetown Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ALHS 1090MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

2

COMP 1000INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

3

MGMT 1100PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

Year 1 Spring Semester

BUSN 2370MED OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INS VIA GVTC

3

OR

BUSN 2375HEALTHCARE CODING

3

 

BUSN 1015INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT

3

MGMT 1105ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3

MGMT 2115HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3