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Become A Healthcare Administrator

National Career College in Los Angeles offers training in healthcare administration programs for students interested in finding gainful employment in the medical administration field.
 

What does a Healthcare Administrator do?

A professional in healthcare administration oversees the daily operation of medical facilities. Healthcare Administrators are responsible for the overall management and coordination of front and back office activities including; patient relations, delivery of medical services, health information systems, financial budgets, and staff.
 

What will I learn in the Healthcare Administration program?

NCC students learn the skills needed to work in the allied health industry. Courses cover computer skills, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, medical billing and coding, electronic medical recordkeeping (EMR), management skills, and other essential lessons.

  • Computer Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Electronic Medical Recordkeeping
  • Management Skills
  • Clinical Skills
  • Principles of Management
  • Employment Preparation & Externship

 

Become Gainfully Employed in the Healthcare Management Field

Upon completion of our year-long Healthcare Administration courses, students will have the ability to coordinate with nurses and doctors, perform medical billing and coding duties, and follow ethical and regulatory guidelines for patient records. In addition, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from NCC allows graduates to manage healthcare programs and facilities.

NCC healthcare administration courses are designed to help students gain employment following completion of their studies. Through NCC Healthcare Administration courses, graduates become thoroughly knowledgeable about current medical management practices and technology, so that they are ready to accept positions and promotions for executive levels of employment as administrators.
 

Courses Covered

  • Operating Systems and Word Processing Course

    Operating Systems and Word Processing Course

    This course of the Associate in Healthcare Administration program at National Career College in Los Angeles introduces students to computer concepts and terminology. Students will learn commonly used portions of the MS Office Suite. The course provides the foundation in the use of the Internet/Email and Microsoft Word. Additionally, students will be able to work with Microsoft Operating System, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as Keyboarding and Typing. Students will also learn to navigate the World Wide Web, use search engines and establish an e-mail account.

    Students will develop basic skills and an understanding of word processing applications. Students develop the skills to create a variety of business documents including business letters and memos. The students become proficient in the features of Microsoft Word through laboratory exercises where word processing concepts are emphasized. Students learn the basics of formatting text, paragraphs, and tables, creating headers and footers and setting up documents for printing.

  • Medical Assistant I & II Course

    Medical Assistant I & II Course

    National Career College Medical Assistant I course is to prepare students for their roles and duties as the clinical medical assistant. It covers health care clinical settings and laboratory procedures. Instruction includes the history of Universal Precautions, Standard Precautions, and Infection Control. Medical Asepsis and sterilization techniques will be studied. Vital Signs and Measurements, medical history will be practiced. Students will learn the methods of the Physical Examination and Assessment Procedures of the Body Systems.

    The Medical Assistant II course provides an overview and understanding of the medical office diagnostic and laboratory procedures. Orientation and preparation for clinical duties of a medical assistant will be presented in a step by step fashion. The importance of patient interviewing for medical history, diagnostic accuracy, and proper specimen collection prepare the student for these important back office tasks. Injections and phlebotomy procedures will be learned. Students gain knowledge of basic triage management, identifying different emergencies and behaviors that influence health for future patient education.

  • Management Skills Course

    Management Skills Course

    This course provides NCC Medical Assistant students with an introduction of medical management concepts and strategies used by modern medical businesses. The course is designed to familiarize students with the accepted standards, procedures, and techniques employed by corporate, business, and functional level medical managers. Further, the course provides students with an understanding of the role of medical management and how to develop plans and execute strategies in pursuit of organizational goals.

  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I, II, & III Course

    Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I, II, & III Course

    As a part of the Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology I course, student gain basic knowledge of the different prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes of medical terms that are associated with the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular systems. Likewise, the terms related to the human body in health and disease. The course focuses on the recognition, definition, spelling, and pronunciation of these medical terms and at the same time learning the structures and functions of the body systems.

    The Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology II course provides basic knowledge of the different prefixes, combining forms, suffixes of medical terms that are associated with the following body systems: Lymphatic and Immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary and Nervous Systems. The course focuses on the recognition, definition, spelling, and pronunciation of these medical terms and at the same time learning the structures and functions of the body systems.

    The class in Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology III provides a basic knowledge of the different prefixes, combining forms, suffixes of medical terms that are associated with the following body systems: Special Senses, Integumentary, Endocrine, and Reproductive Systems.

    The course focuses on the recognition, definition, spelling, and pronunciation of these medical terms (anatomical, physiological, diagnostic and pathological terms) and at the same time learning the structures and functions of the body systems. It also includes the recognition, definition, spelling, and pronunciation of terms used in medical pathology and medical practice.

  • Medical Insurance Course

    Medical Insurance Course

    The Medical Insurance course at National Career College in Los Angeles is an overview of the basic concepts concerning insurance and various types of medical coverage. Explanation and case studies showing the distinction between Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental programs are discussed. Overview of Workers Compensation, disability insurance and hospital billing as a separate discipline is also covered. Case studies and use of computer-based programs heavily emphasized.

  • Medical Coding, Electronic Billing and Records Course

    Medical Coding, Electronic Billing and Records Course

    The Medical Coding course class prepares students with a solid background in performing medical coding of different diagnoses and procedures used by several health care providers. The use of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) manuals will be presented in an easy step-by-step fashion. Medical Terminology used in the different sections of these manuals will be mastered.

    A computerized job-simulated billing exercise using MediSoft will provide the student with a complete learning package in the Electronic Medical Billing course. This course will provide the students the basic knowledge to apply the patient’s demographics using computer software to minimize errors in submitting claims to different insurance companies. This will give students a comprehensive understanding of the difference between manual and computerized generation of claim forms for reimbursement.

    The Electronic Medical Records course is an in-depth study of Electronic Health Records including a brief overview of Introduction to EHR in connection with operation and management of the medical facility. Problems, medications and allergy lists will be learned. The examinations, treatment plans, orders and results will be studied.

  • General Education Courses

    General Education Courses

    Office Procedures
    The course provides an overview and understanding of the medical health care roles and responsibilities in the office. The student is trained in telephone procedures and etiquette, patient reception and scheduling techniques. The importance of accuracy, medical ethics and the legal aspects associated with medical records is emphasized.

    Mathematics
    This course provides students with basic skills and understanding of mathematics including practices and the use of common formulas. A review of basic math functions is provided with emphasis on practical mathematical problems. The course will familiarize students with basic math theory emphasizing those components making up a business accounting formulas. Basic equations and techniques will be covered while Proficiency is developed in performing business mathematical operations using computer.

    Communication Skills
    This course presents the principles of expository writing and rhetorical style through coordinated reading and writing assignments. Various expository writing techniques, such as argumentation, description, and narration are discussed. Topics include the skills and procedures for conducting research and the writing of a well-organized and well-developed report.

    Psychology
    The Psychology course instructs students in basic knowledge of the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics discussed included research methods, the biology of behavior, sensation and perception, stress and adjustment, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, and abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior and individual differences.

    Economics
    A study of the nature and methods of economics. Topics will include the economizing problem, American capitalism, national goals, and the basic principles of money and banking. A detailed analysis of supply and demand, the mechanics of market structures, national income, inflation, employment theory, and monetary and fiscal policy will be presented and discussed. The scope and methodology of macroeconomics as to choice, scarcity, and problems will be explored. An introduction to microeconomics will be presented.

    American History
    This course is a survey of American history from the Age of Discovery to the end of Reconstruction. Topics to be discussed include the transplantation of European culture to America, the rise of American society, the institution of slavery, and the emergence of an industrial society.

  • Employment Preparation & Externship

    Employment Preparation & Externship

    In this advanced course, the students learn how to prepare a resume incorporating the skills taught in the Associate Degree program, locating sources of employment using internet sources, posting and emailing resumes, interviewing for a job, and interview follow-up procedures.

    As part of the externship course of the Healthcare Administration Program, the Student takes all hands-on training and academic knowledge into the field in this excellent employment opportunity. Students, through their externship coordinator are assigned to a hospital and/or clinic. With ‘real world’ experience, the student can hone skills already learned and develop important relationships with patients, doctors and other medical personnel.