The Patient Service Representative Proficiency Certificate has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to seek employment in a variety of health care settings. This proficiency certificate focuses only on the administrative components of a medical practice. The patient service representative is responsible for greeting patients and families, collecting demographic and insurance information, scheduling patients according to the provider's guidelines and protocols, collecting payments associated with services rendered, and any other duties necessary to provide efficient, timely services to the patients and their families.
The Patient Service Representative Proficiency Certificate will provide students with the foundation courses and skills they need to understand the health care delivery system, and to provide students with the opportunity to seek employment in a variety of health care settings.
The Patient Service Representative Proficiency Certificate can be taken as a certificate-only program, or students can continue their studies and earn an associate's degree in Health Care Studies.
Students who successfully complete the courses in this certificate will be able to:
This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactory complete the appropriate English and mathematics course as part of the certificate.
Successful completion of the certificate requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments, exams and participate in class activities.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.