Health Office Professional | Western Technical College

Health Office Professional

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

311601

Credits: 

33.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

Gain the skills that position you for a job in a medical office through the Health Office Professional program. Because of the variety of duties involved, your coursework will cover communication skills, customer service, insurance and finance, basic anatomy, word processing, and desktop publishing. You’ll assist in patient communications, billing, filing insurance, gathering and storing patient information, and related tasks. Insurance companies, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities offer opportunities for meaningful work.

Courses are offered in a convenient online format.

Continue on Western's Career Pathway to earn an associate's degree for increased job opportunities and earning potential.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Health Office Professional

This program will cost about $5,200* 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

Health Office Professional 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates4
Graduates Responding3
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

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Respondents in Related Occupations

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Career Opportunities

Appointment Scheduler
Hospital Secretary/Receptionist
Hospital Unit Clerk
Medical Office Worker
Patient Account Representative

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Perform routine medical office administrative procedures
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in a healthcare setting

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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers 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 Professional

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