Health Office Professional
30 Credits | 1 Year
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Career Cluster: Business Management
With the Health Office Professional degree, you can enter the high-demand field of healthcare. There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Simulated on-the-job training helps you apply what you have learned in the medical office environment.
The Health Office Professional technical diploma combines medical office skills with computer skills to prepare you for employment on the administrative side of healthcare working in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other health organizations.
Health Office Professional graduates will be able to:
- Perform routine healthcare administrative procedures
- Demonstrate effective workplace communications
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
- Maintain internal and external relationships
- Model professionalism in the workplace
Health Office Professional is one of the fastest growing occupations in the healthcare industry. Today’s in-demand frontline and nonclinical healthcare workers are projected to add more than 2 million job openings this decade.
Learn by doing.
Flexible scheduling and start dates.
Health Office Professional classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), and select courses are available at the Outreach Centers in Ladysmith and Hayward. Take classes online, by interactive television, flex, Your Choice and in the traditional classroom format.
Graduates of the Health Office Professional technical diploma will also earn technical diplomas in Healthcare Receptionist and Medical Billing Specialist with the option to continue your education to obtain the Medical Administrative Professional associate degree.
Simulated on-the-job training helps you apply what you have learned in a medical office environment.
You can register and attend classes at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior campuses, as well as join via ITV from the Outreach Centers in Hayward and Ladysmith.
Specific classes that provide training for the Health Office Professional are Medical Terminology, Introduction to Healthcare Documentation, Medical Office Procedures & Customer Service and Medical Office Administration.
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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree.
You can continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
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Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
Health Office Professional
30 Credits | 1 year
$1,022 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Health Office Professional Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Healthcare Receptionist and Health Office Professional.