Diploma — Healthcare Administrative Support

This 36-credit diploma prepares graduates for a position in health care administrative support to assist with medical office management. Coursework concentrates on administrative skills such as patient scheduling, medical record maintenance, patient billing and medical office management, as well as a strong emphasis in medical terminology.

Employment

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings in this high-growth field, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities and dental offices. Health care support professionals use specific knowledge in medical terminology, as well as knowledge of hospital, clinic and laboratory procedures to support medical offices.

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Next Steps

Up to 27 credits in this diploma program can be applied to the 60-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Care Administrative Specialist.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
ADMM 1120Medical Office Procedures3
ADMM 1125US Healthcare Systems3
ADMM 1140Medical Billing/Insurance3
ADMM 1145CPT & HCPCS3
ADMM 2200Medical Language Applications3
ADMS 1100Keyboarding I3
ADMS 1102Keyboarding II3
ADMS 1116Business Communications3
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3
SUPL 1108Lead & Facilitate Teams3
BIOL 1004Intro to Anatomy & Physiology3
CPTR 1105Intro to Computers - Medical Applications3
Total Credits: 36