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Healthcare Office Programs

Northampton Community College's Healthcare Office programs teach students the responsibilities and challenges of a skilled healthcare administration professional. We offer a two-year associate degree program, which results in a Healthcare Office Coordinator A.A.S. degree. NCC also offers a Healthcare Office Specialist Certificate and a Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialized Diploma, both of which can be completed in 1 ½  years.

Programs can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis and are also offered partially online, requiring one blended Saturday class on-campus during the first semester. All online courses are facilitated by an instructor and include opportunities for student interaction and participation remotely.

Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62
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Campus: Bethlehem|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

Northampton's Healthcare Office Coordinator degree program is designed to prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities in a modern healthcare setting. 

Your studies will include state-of-the-art office equipment and software. You will learn the marketable skills required to work well with other people in a healthcare environment, and these skills will be applied through a valuable internship experience related to your field of study.  

Semesters: 3
Credits: 36
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Campus: Bethlehem|FullyOnline
Program Type: Certificate

Northampton's Healthcare Office Specialist certificate program is designed to prepare you to enter a modern healthcare setting in a short time frame. The program offers career-specific coursework for a student wishing to complete their studies within three full-time semesters. Each program provides course offerings that prepare you to work as a team player in a specialized healthcare environment.

Semesters: 3
Credits: 22
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Program Type: Specialized Diploma

Northampton's Healthcare Billing and Coding specialized diploma program is designed to prepare you to enter a modern healthcare setting in a short time frame. The program offers career-specific coursework for a student wishing to complete their studies within three part-time semesters. The program provides course offerings that prepare you to work as a team player in a specialized office environment.

 

Program Information

Northampton's courses provide students with state-of-the-art technology and software in preparation for an internship and career in a healthcare office. Graduates enter the healthcare field with key decision-making skills and a full understanding of medical offices, health agencies, and more. Classes in these programs include Health Insurance Basics, Health Information Technology, and Human Resources Management. All required classes for the Associate in Applied Science degree are available online, as well as at our Bethlehem and Monroe campuses.  Graduates of either the specialized diploma or certificate programs can also elect to continue their education and complete the AAS degree with ease. 

 

Career Opportunities

The career potential for individuals trained in healthcare office work includes positions at various facilities, such as hospitals, health centers, ambulatory surgical units, and outpatient centers. Other opportunities exist in physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and elder care facilities.  Our programs have been endorsed by local healthcare employers in our service area. Possible positions include:

Future Career Paths

  • Healthcare Office Manager
  • Healthcare Scribe
  • Healthcare Billing Clerk
  • Healthcare Coder
  • Healthcare Secretary
  • Healthcare Administrative Assistant
  • Healthcare Receptionist
  • Healthcare Transcriptionist
  • Healthcare Records Clerk

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