Method of Instruction:
Morning or Night Classes
Program Length & Type:
14-month Associate of Applied Science Degree
Healthcare Administration Degree Program Overview
This Associate of Applied Science degree in Healthcare Administration prepares graduates for entry-level healthcare administration positions. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking employment in allied health. Students can use the skills they learn to work in the front and/or back offices of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and health maintenance organizations.
Healthcare Administration Program Outcomes?
Upon graduation from National Career College, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Healthcare Administration.
Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the following exams:
Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist, CRCS (AAHAM) examination
Certified Coding Associate, CCA (AHIMA) examination
How Long Is The Healthcare Administration Program?
National Career College’s Healthcare Administration Program takes 14 months to complete. Our Healthcare Administration Degree Program is available online with both day and evening classes offered.
During enrollment, students can choose whether to attend the online lectures in the morning or in the evening. Monday through Thursday, students are required to participate in a 1-hour lecture online as part of their coursework. As for the rest of the coursework, it is left to the student to complete at his or her own pace.
What Will You Learn In Our Healthcare Administration Program?
The Healthcare Administration Associates of Applied Science Degree combines medical and general education courses. You will learn the skills needed to interact with doctors, nurses, and other specialists through your medical classes. General education courses will broaden your perspective and make you more competitive.
The Healthcare Administration Degree Program includes the following courses:
- Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology (I, II, and III): Learn about the basic knowledge of different prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes of medical terms. Each course focuses on different systems:
- Course 1: skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular.
- Course 2: lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and nervous.
- Course 3: special senses, integumentary, endocrine, and reproductive.
- Medical Insurance: Learn about the basic concepts concerning insurance and various types of medical coverage.
- Medical Coding: Learn about performing medical coding of different diagnoses and procedures used by health care providers. Use of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) manuals will be presented in an easy step-by-step fashion.
- Electronic Medical Billing: Learn about minimizing errors in submitting claims to different insurance companies through a computerized job-simulated billing exercise using MediSoft.
- Medical Office Procedures: Learn about the medical healthcare roles and responsibilities in the office. Students are trained in telephone procedures and etiquette, patient reception, and scheduling techniques. The importance of accuracy, medical ethics, and legal aspects associated with medical records are emphasized.
- Electronic Medical Records: Learn about the use of Electronic Health Records in connection with the operation and management of the medical facility.
- Medical Assistant (I and II):
- Course 1: Learn about universal precautions, infection control, medical asepsis, and sterilization techniques. The student will practice taking vital signs, measurements, and medical history. Students will also learn methods of the physical examination and assessment procedures of the body systems.
- Course 2: Learn about the importance of interviewing for medical history, diagnostic accuracy, and proper specimen collection. Injections and phlebotomy procedures will be learned. Students will learn the basic management skills of different emergencies and understand different behaviors that influence health for future patient education.
- Operating Systems: Learn about computer concepts and terminology. Students will learn commonly used portions of MS Office Suite.
- Word Processing: Learn about basic skills and understanding of word processing applications. Students develop the skills to create a variety of business documents including business letters and memos. Students become proficient in the features of Microsoft Word through laboratory exercises.
- Management Skills: Learn about medical management concepts and strategies used by modern medical businesses. The course is designed to familiarize students with the accepted standards, procedures, and techniques employed by corporate, business, and functional-level medical managers.
- Mathematics: Learn about the basic skills and understanding of mathematics including practices and the use of common formulas. A review of basic math functions is provided with emphasis on practical mathematical problems. Basic equations and techniques will be covered while proficiency is developed in performing business mathematical operations using the computer.
- Communication Skills: Learn about principles of expository writing and rhetorical style through coordinated reading and writing assignments.
- Psychology: Learn about the basic knowledge of the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis on the scientific nature of the contemporary psychological investigation.
- Economics: Learn about the nature and methods of economics. Topics include both macro and microeconomics.
- American History: Learn about American history from the age of discovery to the end of reconstruction.
- Employment Preparation: Learn about In this advanced course, students learn how to prepare resumes covering the skills taught in the Associate Degree program, locate sources of employment using internet sources, post and email resumes, interview for a job and follow up procedures.
- Externship: Experience hands-on training and application of academic knowledge in this excellent employment opportunity. Students, through their externship coordinator, are assigned to a hospital and/or clinic. With ‘real-world’ experience, the student can hone skills already learned and develop an important relationship with patients, doctors, and other medical personnel.
We understand that students enrolled in Healthcare Administration schools are looking for support in reaching their career goals after graduation. National Career College healthcare administration schools are designed to help students gain employment following the completion of their studies. Through National Career College’s Healthcare Administration programs, graduates become thoroughly knowledgeable about current medical management practices and technology.
Why National Career College?
National Career College provides a unique learning experience in the Los Angeles area. We prepare students for entry-level positions in hospitals, physician’s offices, and other care facilities. Our Healthcare Administration Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). We focus on individualized instruction and small class sizes. For details on what motivates us to provide the best experience for our students, please see our Mission Statement.
Healthcare Administration Training Near Me
If you live in or around the Panorama City area in California, National Career College offers Healthcare Administration training at the following location:
National Career College Campus 14355 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
At National Career College, we don’t want finances to limit your career opportunities. Your education is one of the most important investments you can make. If you are unable to afford the education costs on your own, you may qualify for financial aid. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify! Please visit our Financial Aid Page to find out more!