At Northwestern College, several online programs are available for our students, including:
Medical assistants have skills essential to the operations of many healthcare facilities, from doctor’s offices and hospitals/clinics to research centers and diagnostic labs. Registered Medical Assistants (RMAs) execute various tasks in healthcare facilities such as measuring vital signs, assisting physicians with exams, and preparing lab tests for patients.
The medical assistant certificate online classes at Northwestern College involves completing 48 credit hours of coursework and an externship. Graduates from this program can sit for the American Medical Technologists Registered Medical Assistant exam to become an RMA.
If you’re interested in earning your health information technology online degree, our classes can help you gain the experience needed for a rewarding career in a variety of medical settings. The Health Information Technology classes are offered 100% online and the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. This means that the coursework you will complete in the program is current and will prepare you to begin your career in health data management, health statistics, health informatics, health management, or operations.
You will also have the advantage of working with the same health information systems that employers use every day. At the end of the program, you will complete an externship to receive practical, hands-on experience in the field. This is an Associate of Applied Science degree that includes 94 credit hours of study.
Note: Students enrolled in these classes can also earn a coding specialist certificate.
Our online health information management program is designed to help students build on the skills they’ve learned through any health information technology classes and prepare for a leadership role in their field.
Focusing on the essentials of managing employees and departments, these classes prepare students to handle everything from patient and physician interactions to the analysis, security, and integration of health information. To be admitted to the HIM bachelor’s degree program, students must have completed a CAHIIM-accredited associate degree HIT program.