Health Care Office Coordinator, Associate in Applied Science



Northampton's Healthcare Office Coordinator degree program is designed to prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities in a modern healthcare setting. 

Your studies will include state-of-the-art office equipment and software. You will learn the marketable skills required to work well with other people in a healthcare environment, and these skills will be applied through a valuable internship experience related to your field of study. We emphasize development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics. As you grow through the program, you will gain critical thinking, priority setting, and decision-making skills needed in today's business environment.


This program prepares you to accept the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled healthcare office coordinator in the vast professional medical field. A healthcare office coordinator ensures a well-run practice for physicians and patients in strict compliance with health care laws. Office coordinators oversee the business operations of medical offices, clinics, managed care organizations, health agencies, and similar organizations. Their responsibilities are broad in scope and highly dependent on the size of the practice.

Courses for the health care pathways include Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology, CPT Coding Methodology, and PCS Coding Methodologies.

We have an excellent record of employment for our graduates in the full range of medical office settings.

Endorsed by Local Employers

Potential employers for those following this healthcare career pathway include:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Ambulatory Surgical Units
  • Outpatient Laboratory Centers
  • Physician's Offices
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Elder Care Facilities

This program can be completed on-ground or 85% online, on a full- or part-time basis.

To graduate from the Healthcare Office Coordinator Program, and prior to the start of any internship placement, Healthcare Office Coordinator students enrolling in Internship (HCOA250) are required to submit current documentation to local health networks to include, but not limited to, proof of health insurance, a physical exam, lab tests and immunizations, criminal history record information (CHRI), FBI Clearance, and Child and Elder Abuse History Clearance.

Please contact the Program Coordinator or Division offices should you have questions.

Career Potential: Medical Office Manager, Medical Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Coder, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Secretary


Students who complete the program will:

  • Utilize the appropriate medical terminology.
  • Display the necessary office skills needed to function effectively in a health care setting.
  • Identify the appropriate documentation that is required for billing and reimbursement.
  • Apply the appropriate coding system:  ICD codes to diagnosis/procedures, HCPCS codes to medical equipment, supplies, etc., and CPT codes to procedures for health records and billing adhering to current HIPAA standards.
  • Utilize analytical skills and administrative techniques necessary to organize, prioritize, and manage the flow of confidential information with adherence to current HIPAA standards.


First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

BIOS130Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits

COMM101Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

HCOA154Medical Terminology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

HCOA172Health Insurance Basics

3 credits

CISC101Introduction to Information Technology

3 credits

ENGL151LEnglish II

3 credits

HCOA175ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Methodologies

3 credits

HCOA176CPT Coding Methodology

3 credits

PSYC103Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

ACCT100Accounting for Non-Accountants

3 credits


ACCT101Financial Accounting I

3 credits


BUSA221GBusiness Communications

3 credits

BUSA205Management Fundamentals

3 credits

HCOA177Health Information Technology

3 credits

HCOA240Medical Office Management Practices

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

BUSA226Human Resources Management

3 credits


3 credits

PHIL202Ethics & Moral Problems

3 credits

General Education Elective +

3 credits


3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 62

+ For the General Education Elective, students must select one course from the list of approved courses in one of the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).

  • One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).