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Healthcare Office Programs

Join the dynamic, service-focused field of healthcare administration through Northampton Community College. We offer a two-year associate degree in Healthcare Administration (AAS), a one-and-a-half-year Healthcare Office Specialist Certificate, and a part-time, one-and-a-half-year Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialized Diploma (SD). In on-campus or online healthcare administration coursework, you’ll have the flexibility to start your career or gain credentials to advance in the field—the certificate and SD programs are stackable toward the AAS.

NCC’s affordable healthcare administration programs include internship opportunities, expert and experienced faculty, and endorsements from dozens of local employers that are eager to hire NCC graduates.

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62
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Campus: Bethlehem|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

The associate degree in healthcare administration establishes your skills to manage a well-run practice that benefits both physicians and patients while complying with healthcare laws. Gain practical experience with state-of-the-art office equipment, leading-edge software and healthcare team collaboration, both on campus and through internship experiences. You can complete this flexible program on NCC’s Bethlehem campus or online.

Semesters: 3
Credits: 36
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Campus: Bethlehem|FullyOnline
Program Type: Certificate

In NCC’s healthcare management certificate program, patients’ administrative needs become your expertise. The short time frame of the Healthcare Office Specialist Certificate equips you to gain practical skills and hands-on experience in specialized healthcare environments, with responsibilities including front-office duties, health services coding and patient insurance reimbursement. 

You’ll develop professional attitudes, values and ethics alongside critical thinking, priority setting and decision-making skills essential for a quality-oriented healthcare environment. With the certificate, you can immediately launch or continue your healthcare management career, or you can apply this program’s credits toward the AAS degree.

Semesters: 3
Credits: 22
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Program Type: Specialized Diploma

Study part-time over three semesters in this flexible on-campus or online specialized diploma. You’ll learn hands-on, using the latest office equipment and computer software to understand the responsibilities and challenges of skilled medical billing and coding. This diploma equips you to translate healthcare procedures into standardized codes used by insurance companies, compile and submit insurance claims, and bill patients. Earning a specialized diploma can lead to salary increases, and you can continue in the healthcare administration program at NCC to earn a certificate or AAS degree using credits from the SD.


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The career-oriented healthcare administration programs at NCC equip you to succeed immediately after graduation and long into your career. Through courses with expert faculty and hands-on experience using leading-edge technology and software, you’ll enter the healthcare field with practical skills and a robust understanding of medical offices, health agencies, health insurance, health information technology, human resources management and more. 

You’ll also have flexible learning opportunities: you can study in-person on NCC’s Bethlehem campus in Pennsylvania or take courses online from anywhere. You can also enroll part-time if you’re looking to earn a credential to advance your existing career.

NCC’s healthcare administration programs are stackable, meaning you can build on your coursework from the specialized diploma to earn a certificate or AAS, and from the certificate to an AAS. as well. This structure allows you to save time and money as you increase your education to suit your career goals.

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Completing an associate’s degree, certificate or specialized diploma in Healthcare Administration at Northampton Community College can drastically reduce the overall cost of your healthcare administration education. Our tuition and fees are some of the most affordable in the region. On top of the low upfront costs, you can also take advantage of NCC’s substantial financial aid and scholarship opportunities—we have one of the largest community college scholarship programs in Pennsylvania!


Career Opportunities

Local healthcare employers endorse Northampton Community College’s healthcare administration programs, and our graduates are broadly successful in the field. Upon graduation, you are prepared to work in facilities like physicians’ offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, health centers, ambulatory surgical units, elder care facilities and outpatient centers.

Future Career Paths

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Billing Clerk
  • Coder
  • Office Manager
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Receptionist
  • Records Clerk
  • Scribe
  • Secretary
  • Transcriptionist

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