Health Care Administration Certificate Program

Start your career in health care administration.


Program Type



Delivery Method

On Campus | Hybrid*


Course Length

8 months

*Hybrid education options not available at all campuses

Program Objective

This certificate program will prepare you with the training to work as a capable entry-level health care administrative assistant. At Pima Medical Institute, you will gain the skills needed to work in health care administration, such as medical insurance procedures, coding and billing tasks, triaging patients and more. Health care administrative assistants are the front face of the medical office, so classes also focus on the soft, professional skills that foster an optimum patient experience.

This Program Now Offers a Hybrid Learning Option

Students interested in this program who are looking for additional flexibility for their schedules might find blended learning is the best fit.

As a Hybrid student, you will still benefit from the same support students enrolled in our on campus programs receive, including mental health resources, student services, career services, resume writing and more.

Interested in learning more about Pima Medical’s hybrid education and schedule? Our admissions teams are ready to discuss the schedule, expectations and interactive instruction provided during the program.

Careers in Health Care Administration

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Clinical Externships

At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.

In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

Career Prep Sequence

CSK 100
Study Skill
CAT 150
Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology
CCB 100
Computer Basics
CMF 95
Math Fundamentals
CHS 100
CPR & First Aid

Professional Sequence I

HCA 105
Medical Office Management
HCA 110
Insurance, Billing, and Coding Fundamentals
HCA 115
Professional Documentation
HCA 120
Sequence I Administrative Applications

Professional Sequence II

HCA 125
Medical Office Communication
HCA 130
Computer Applications
HCA 135
Administrative Aspects of Insurance, Billing, and Coding
HCA 140
Sequence II Administrative Applications

Professional Sequence III

HCA 145
Medical Law and Ethics
HCA 150
Electronic Health Records
HCA 155
Electronic and Written Communication
HCA 160
Sequence III Administrative Applications


HCA 165

Interested in Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.


“I visited the school and found my place, enrolling in Health Care Administration Certificate afternoon program. I continued working retail and would often do a morning shift, attend afternoon classes, and then work an evening shift. Even though I was busy, I had a great experience at Pima Medical! Everyone was welcoming and supportive and my instructors were available for one-on-one help whenever I needed it.”

Savannah Chavez, Health Care Administration Certificate Graduate

Pima Medical Blog

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Disclosures And Accreditations

Start Your Future as a Health Care Administration Assistant