Certificate in Health Care Office Administration

Certificate in Health Care Office Administration

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Health Care Office Administration
… Begin a Career!

The QCC Certification in Health Care Office Administration is a springboard into the exciting field of Health Information Systems, where the efficient processing and tracking of a patient’s medical and financial records have become an important career. This is a growing, challenging, ever-changing profession.

An Overview …

  • Health Care Office Administration is a credit-bearing Certificate program under the Office Administration and Technology curricula within the QCC Business Department.
  • The Certificate program requires only 30 credits, all of which are CUNY recognized, transferable and applicable towards an Associate Degree.
  • Health Care Office Administration is ideally suited to students interested in the business operation functions of the Health Care Industry.
  • The program also provides excellent cross-training for office personnel, medical and para-professionals who want to increase their marketability.
  • Some credit may be available for work experience, transfer of courses and credit by exam.

Program Courses and Content …

  • Core courses focus on reinforcing Liberal Arts and Science foundations.
  • Requirements for the major include fundamentals of Microsoft Windows, advanced skill building in keyboarding with medical records management applications.
  • Specialization courses concentrate on Medical Terminology, Coding and Billing, Medico-legal Rules and Regulations, Ethical and Bioethical Issues.

Opportunities …

Entry-level and advanced position titles in the field include:

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Billing Specialist
  • Patient Accounts Rep
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • Office Manager
  • Claims Examiner
  • Certified Coder
  • Collections Officer

Employment opportunities exist within the following health care settings:

  • Medical Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Ambulatory Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • State and Federally-sponsored
  • Programs

Admission and Tuition …

  • High school graduates and holders of the GED diploma are eligible for admission. Admission is open to people of all ages, whether they are recent high school graduates or adults planning to return to school.
  • Students are advised to call the Office of Admission Services at 718-281-5000 to make an appointment with a counselor to discuss their plans for college and to obtain an application for admission.
  • Tuition details are described in our College Catalog, available in the Office of Admission Services.
  • Students are welcome to visit our campus and our Web site at qcc.cuny.edu for further information.
  • Specific questions about the day and evening programs may be directed to Clare Natel or Dr. Brenda Hersh, Business Department, at 718-631-6245 or 6249.

General Education Core Requirements Credits
EN-101 English Composition I or
EN-103 Writing for the New Media 3

Requirements for the Major
BI -520 Public Health Science 4
BU-850 Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 1
BU-903 Medical Office Procedures 3
BU-907 Word/Information Processing Using
Microsoft Word for Windows 3
BU-909 Cooperative Education in Business† 3
BU-914 Current Issues in Health Care Administration 3

Two courses selected from the following
(dependent on typing ability): 4
BU-801 Typewriting/Keyboarding I
BU-802 Typewriting/Keyboarding II

Choose three credits (3)
BI -150 Organization & Delivery of Health Care
BI -403 Medical Terminology
HE-101, 102 or 110
SS-640 Medical Ethics
Sub-total 27

Total Credits Required 30