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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.
Healthcare Office Programs Curriculum
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.
Careers in Healthcare Office Programs
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:
Healthcare Office Programs Career Paths
- Healthcare Office Manager
- Healthcare Administrative Assistant
- Healthcare Scribe
- Healthcare Receptionist
- Healthcare Billing Clerk
- Healthcare Transcriptionist
- Healthcare Coder
- Healthcare Records Clerk
- Healthcare Secretary
Degrees We Offer
- Healthcare Office Coordinator AAS Degree | 2 years
- Healthcare Office Specialist Certificate | 1.5 years
- Healthcare Billing and Coding SD | 1.5 years
- This program can be taken partially online
- This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus
If you are a Northampton Community College student living outside of Pennsylvania or intending to complete an internship or clinical placement outside of the state in an NCC program leading to professional licensure, you should review requirements on the state board website to make sure that the program qualifies.
Licensure requirements vary from state to state and you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Pennsylvania, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board, could result in loss of licensing eligibility. If you need help or have questions, please contact the Program Director for more information.