Carrington College

Carrington College student

Health Care Administration

You excel at making plans. You can multi-task with the best of them. You thrive when you’re in the middle of the action. You are also a people person who is always quick with a smile. If these statements describe you, then there’s a good chance the Health Care Administration program is right for you.

When you earn your Certificate and/or Associate degree in Health Care Administration, you can acquire the skills needed to coordinate the front office activities for a healthcare facility. The front office is the nerve center of any medical practice and it requires individuals who are process-oriented and can pay careful attention to details.

The Health Care Administration program at Carrington College® is designed to help you build the practical knowledge, understanding and specialized skills that can help you succeed in your career. As a student, you can experience:

  • A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training
  • Extensive use of computers that provides a wonderful opportunity to become proficient in the latest technology
  • Real-world practice during an externship at an approved healthcare facility

A step-by-step approach for building the skills you’ll need

You’ll begin the program by building a foundation of knowledge and then develop specific skills vital to your future career. Classes will focus on two spheres of knowledge. The first concerns subjects such as medical terminology, anatomy, health insurance and medical law and ethics. The second concentrates on a variety of topics including specific billing systems, medical coding, scheduling and business communication.

Once you complete the Health Care Administration program, you can be ready to use your skills and knowledge to help plan, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care from the front office, with responsibilities to:

  • Maintain, update and manage patient records in a secure manner
  • Use and maintain automated systems critical to medical office functions
  • Evaluate and launch new technological innovations
  • Perform both clerical and bookkeeping functions
  • Stay informed about regulatory changes
  • Regularly interact with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals

Locations offering this program:

Citrus Heights
7301 Greenback Lane, Suite A
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

1313 West Robinhood Drive Suite B
Stockton, CA 95207

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*Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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