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Degree Plans - Medical Staff Services (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MEDSTAFF.08

The Medical Staff Services program includes a two-year, 64 credit hour curriculum. The program is designed to prepare individuals to perform duties of a Medical Staff Service Coordinator in health care settings, including hospitals, managed care organizations, and credentialing organizations.

A Medical Staff Services Coordinator provides credentialing and monitoring services for physicians and allied health professionals. Confidentiality and legal issues associated with accredited services of health care organizations, peer review and impaired physicians issues are included in the responsibilities of a Medical Staff Services Coordinator.

Upon program completion and experience working in the field as required for the specific credential Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM), graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Certification examination.

Credit can be awarded for some modules of the NAMSS independent study program toward the Medical Staff Services Program at El Centro College.

Admission requirements include attending an information session, satisfactory scores on pre-entrance assessment testing, completion of program prerequisite courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, and completion of all requirements for admission as a student to the college. Applicants are ranked according to grade point average earned on two prerequisite courses. Contact the Assessment Center at El Centro College to sign up for the pre-entrance assessment tests and Health Occupations Admissions to receive an information packet.



ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2


SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I (3)
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
MSST 1301 Medical Staff Services I 3


SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
MSST 1340 Medical Staff Services II 3
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2
MSST 1302 Medical Staff Law 3


POFI 1341 Computer Applications II 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
MSST 1341 Performance Improvement 3


MSST 2331 Medical Staff Services III 3
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
MSST 1380 Cooperative Education-Medical Staff Services Directed Study 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 64

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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