Healthcare Administrative Assistant

Healthcare Administrative Assistant

CIP Code: 51.0716

Program Objective

The objective of the program is to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that prepare graduates for entry level positions as Healthcare Administrative Assistants. Through a balanced educational process of didactic and practical instruction, students will achieve a level of skill that meets labor market expectations and demand. The program will provide graduates with a foundation of knowledge and a set of competencies to begin a career in health care administration in a variety of settings including doctors offices, urgent and outpatient care facilities, and hospitals. The program offers a concentration in Long Term Care, one of the fastest growing sectors in health care with great potential for entry level employment. Graduates will receive a Diploma upon successful completion and be eligible for National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification examination.

Course Description 800 Clock Hours/37.0 Credits

The Healthcare Administrative Assistant program provides a well-balanced education based on didactic instruction, demonstration and performance of practical skills and an externship at a qualified healthcare facility where the student will gain real-life experience. The 800 hour program can be completed in 44 weeks. It consists of 640 hours divided in five course levels of classroom and practical instruction. The sixth level consists of 160 hours of externship at a healthcare facility. The program is designed to allow students to start classes at the beginning of any of the first five course levels. Classes may be offered during day and evening schedules. However, externships are scheduled only during the day. Graduation of the program requires successful completion of all levels.

Books and Materials:

Medical Terminology for Health Professionals, 6th Ed., Ehrlich & Schroeder; Delmar Cengage. Administrative Medical Assisting, 7th Ed., L. L. French & M. T. Fordney; Delmar Cengage. Effective Management of Long Term Care Facilities, 2nd Ed., D. Singh; Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

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Healthcare Administrative Assistant

Course Title: Introduction: Healthcare Administrative Assistant
Level: Level I
Clock Hours: 128
Credits: 7.0

Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, CPR, Disaster and Emergency Evacuation plans
Level: Level II
Clock Hours: 128
Credits: 7.0

Course Title: The Medical Administrative Profession, Health Care Environment and Medico-Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Level: Level III
Clock Hours: 128 
Credits: 6.0

Course Title: Computer Operations, Communications, Receptionist and Office Procedures, Records Management
Level: Level IV
Clock Hours: 128 
Credits: 7.0

Course Title: Financial Administration, Billing and Coding Procedures, Long Term Care Service Industry
Level: Level V
Clock Hours: 128 
Credits: 7.0

Course Title: Long Term Care Environment and Culture, Delivery of Services, Marketing and Public Relations
Level: Level VI
Clock Hours: 160
Credits: 3.0

Course Title: Externship

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