Health Office Professional | Western Technical College

Health Office Professional

Technical Diploma

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Position yourself for a rewarding career in a medical office with the Health Office Professional program. This program prepares you with the skills necessary to excel in this dynamic field. Given the diverse range of responsibilities involved, your coursework will encompass topics such as professionalism, customer service, basic anatomy, and word processing. You will play an important role in patient communications, the collection and secure storage of patient information, and various related tasks.

With this degree, you'll open doors to numerous career opportunities in insurance companies, clinics, hospitals, and various other healthcare facilities.

The program is part of a progressive ladder that starts with a certificate (Health Office Assistant), advances to a technical diploma (Health Office Professional), and ultimately leads to an associate degree (Medical Administrative Professional). The majority of core program courses are conveniently offered online, providing you with flexibility and accessibility as you pursue your education and career goals.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Health Office Professional

This program will cost about $4,976* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* 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

Appointment Scheduler
Hospital Secretary/Receptionist
Hospital Unit Clerk
Medical Office Worker
Patient Account Representative

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

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.

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Career Pathways

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