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Associate of Science in Administrative Healthcare Management

Offered By: San Joaquin Valley College Online

SJVC's Administrative Health Care Management program provides specialized training for employment in physician offices, medical specialty clinics and hospitals. The curriculum includes medical terminology, computerized office organization, records management, bookkeeping and accounting, professional communications, insurance claims preparation, standardized medical coding and the professional operations of the healthcare facility.

Earn your Certificate in just 8 months or go on to finish your Associate of Science Degree in Administrative Healthcare Management - the choice is yours. The first academic year focuses on the specific career skills employers demand. The second academic year provides general education courses tailored to your chosen career field, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

You will learn and gain skills in: medical insurance principles, medical terminology, computer skills & concepts, general psychology, Microsoft® Office software, health care management, medical law & ethics, medical office billing & records software, human relations, and HIPPAA regulations. You will know you are in the right career if you: enjoy helping others, can maintain confidentiality, appeal to a medical environment, like your work accurate and timely, and can follow strict procedural guidelines.

Graduates earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification, and are eligible to take several national certification and credentialing examinations including the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) exam. Graduates are also eligible for certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) after one year of practice in the field.