Health Office Assistant | Western Technical College

Health Office Assistant


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Healthcare Office Assistants are at the front lines of a medical office and play an integral role in the patient's experience. This certificate prepares you to perform specialized administrative tasks in a healthcare setting such as registering patients, scheduling patient appointments and procedures, communicating professionally, maintaining electronic health care records, operating computer software and office equipment, and maintaining supplies for the office. Choose to work in a variety of healthcare facilities including clinics, hospitals, dental offices, chiropractors, and many more.

Courses are offered in a convenient online format.

To further your career opportunities, continue your education by moving seamlessly into the Health Office Professional technical diploma or the Medical Administrative Professional associate degree.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Health Office Assistant

This program will cost about $2,462* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Office Clerk
Medical Office Receptionist
Medical Secretary
Health Office Assistant
Patient Coordinator

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

This program requires specific software and technology to complete classwork. Click here to see the list of items you will need for your courses.

If you do not have access to the items listed for your program, or if the items you have do not meet the requirements, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Internet access is required to access student accounts from off campus. The Learning Commons can provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at or call 608-785-9198.

For additional specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Health Office Assistant

Career Pathways

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