Healthcare Office Administration Programs
Associate Degree, Specialized Diploma, Certificate

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Why Choose NCC's Healthcare Administration Programs?

Launch your career in the healthcare industry with Northampton Community College’s stackable credentials in healthcare administration. Complete a Health Care Billing and Coding Specialized Diploma, Health Care Office Specialist Certificate, or Associate in Applied Science in Health Care Office Coordinator on our Bethlehem campus in Pennsylvania or 100% online.


We support your career growth with internship opportunities, hands-on experience using the latest software and technology, and affordable tuition and fees.


Learn Healthcare Office Administration Online

NCC’s medical office administration certificate, diploma, and degree are offered both in-person on our Bethlehem, PA campus and 100% online. Our programs provide busy adult learners with the flexibility they need. Students can study full-time or part-time while they work and manage family commitments.


Work at Medical Offices with Real-world Experience

Professional experience is as essential as classroom learning. At NCC, you gain real-world practice through a 150-hour internship with a medical office, health insurance company, or health center. You contribute to office functions while closely observing day-to-day operations, developing a professional network, and opening up your career possibilities.


What You'll Learn

Through NCC’s healthcare administration programs, you’ll become well-versed in medical terminology, healthcare law and ethics, medical office procedures, and billing and coding. You’ll prepare to process ICD codes for diagnosis/procedures and insurance, HCPCS codes for medical equipment and supplies, and CPT codes for health records and billing. Most importantly, you’ll learn to organize, prioritize, and manage confidential information according to current HIPAA standards.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 62

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Locations: Bethlehem | Fully Online

Program Overview:

Gain proficiency using state-of-the-art equipment and software, get hands-on practice in an internship, and develop marketable skills as an organized and collaborative healthcare administration professional. The associate degree in healthcare administration readies you to support healthcare teams and implement practices and strategies that create well-run office environments.


Earn your Health Care Office Coordinator AAS degree over four semesters of online or on-campus study here in Bethlehem, PA.

Semesters: 3

Credits: 36

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Locations: Bethlehem | Fully Online

Program Overview:

Develop foundational knowledge in medical terminology, health insurance, CPT and PCS coding methodologies, medical office management practices, human resources management, and more. Our healthcare management certificate program prepares you for specialized healthcare environments and roles that involve front-office duties, health services coding, and patient insurance reimbursement.


On-campus in Bethlehem or online from wherever you are, study full-time over three semesters or part-time to earn your medical office administration certificate at your own pace.

Semesters: 3

Credits: 22

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Program Map: Download PDF

Locations: Bethlehem | Fully Online

Program Overview:

Prepare for more specialized roles with insurance companies and other healthcare administration settings. In the Specialized Diploma in Health Care Billing and Coding program, you use the latest healthcare office equipment, medical software, and standardized codes for insurance companies. You gain hands-on practice translating healthcare procedures into codes, compiling and submitting insurance claims, and billing patients.


The Specialized Diploma is a flexible part-time credential you can earn on-campus or online over three semesters.

HCOA154 Medical Terminology
HCOA172 Health Insurance Basics
HCOA175 ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Methodologies
HCOA176 CPT Coding Methodology
BUSA226 Human Resources Management
BUSA221G Business Communications

Our healthcare management certificate and diploma programs are stackable, meaning you can save time and money as you advance your education and pursue new career goals. Once you’ve earned the specialized diploma, you can transfer your credits to the certificate or AAS program. Similarly, you can apply your credits from the certificate to the associate’s degree in healthcare administration.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Save thousands of dollars on your healthcare administration education at Northampton Community College. We offer some of the most affordable tuition and fees in the region, and to further support your learning and financial freedom, we have one of the largest community college scholarship programs in Pennsylvania.


Explore our financial aid and scholarship opportunities to learn more about how NCC invests in you!

More about the Healthcare Management Training at NCC

Earn your medical office administration certificate, diploma, or degree to prepare for your career success. Hear firsthand how NCC’s program structure benefits busy yet eager learners!

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Careers in Healthcare Office Administration

Healthcare is a fast-growing field that requires staff with up-to-date skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Medical Records Specialists will increase by 8%. As you enter or advance in healthcare office administration, you’ll apply your learning from NCC—or return to advance your credentials!

Local healthcare employers in Pennsylvania endorse our healthcare administration programs, and our graduates go on to achieve substantial success with state and national healthcare organizations.

After you graduate, you may kickstart your career in all kinds of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Community Health Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Ambulatory Surgical Units
  • Outpatient Laboratory Centers
  • Elder Care Facilities

Need Help Deciding?

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