Health Office Assistant

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Certificate

Program Number: 

611601

Credits: 

16.00

Any business benefits from a competent office assistant, but a medical office in particular needs the right person to fill that role. If you’re a caring individual with good people skills, this could be your field! You’ll gain skills to help maintain office records, assist in billing, greet patients, file claims, and monitor compliance issues. Examples of workplace opportunities include hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and care facilities.

This certificate positions you for entry into the Health Office Professional technical diploma program for further career opportunities.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Health Office Assistant

This program will cost about $2,400* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Office Clerk
Medical Office Receptionist
Medical Secretary
Health Office Assistant
Patient Coordinator

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Health Office Assistant

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