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Administrative Healthcare Management

Program Highlights

This program provides specialized training for employment in physician offices, medical specialty clinics and hospitals. The curriculum includes medical terminology, computerized office organization, records management, bookkeeping and accounting, professional communications, insurance claims preparation, standardized medical coding and the professional operations of the healthcare facility.

Certificate or AS Degree

Earn your Certificate in just 8 months or go on to finish your Associate of Science Degree in Administrative Healthcare Management - the choice is yours. The first academic year focuses on the specific career skills employers demand. The second academic year provides general education courses tailored to your chosen career field, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.


  • Medical insurance principles
  • Medical terminology
  • Computer skills & concepts
  • General psychology
  • Microsoft® Office software
  • Health care management
  • Medical law & ethics
  • Medical office billing & records software
  • Human relations
  • HIPPAA regulations

You will know you are in the right career if you...

  • Enjoy helping others
  • Can you maintain confidentiality
  • Appeal to a medical environment
  • Like your work accurate and timely
  • Can follow strict procedural guidelines

Examination Information

Graduates earn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification, and are eligible to take several national certification and credentialing examinations including the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) exam.

Graduates are also eligible for certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) after one year of practice in the field.

Certified Medical Assistant

Career Opportunities Well-trained medical office administrators are in demand by busy medical and dental offices, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, billing offices, insurance companies and medical supply distributors. You can expect to qualify for roles such as:

  • Front Office Medical Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Collections Clerk
  • Billing or Insurance Clerk
  • Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Coder
  • Human Relations
  • Medical Secretary

Career path growth could take you into a variety of management, consulting or related clinical areas of this field.

Things you might do on the job:

  • Assign ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes to claims
  • Process patient insurance claims
  • Invoice patients for services rendered
  • Perform general bookkeeping
  • Manage patient medical records

Graduates from SJVC’s Administrative Healthcare Management program are equipped to step into a variety of medical environments. They are ready for success—taking the skills and confidence they have earned through hard work. Employers trust our graduates to be among the best in their chosen field

Administrative Healthcare Management: San Joaquin Valley College

Administrative Healthcare Management - San Joaquin Valley College