Health Care Business Services Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College

Health Care Business Services

Associate Degree

This program prepares learners to work in a variety of job settings related to the completion, processing, investigation and analysis of health-related insurance claims. Job opportunities exist in the business offices of health insurance companies, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing facilities and other related health care facilities. Potential occupations include: Medical or Dental Insurance Customer Service Representative, Claims Analyst, COBRA Specialist, Enrollment Representative, Provider Relations Specialist, Benefit Verification and Authorization Specialist, Insurance Billing Specialist, Admitting Representative, Reimbursement Coordinator, Privacy and Compliance Auditor, HIM/Medical Records Associate, Patient Accounts Specialist, Clinic Office Supervisor or Manager, Hospital Administrative Assistant, Home Health Administrative Assistant and Medical Coder.

program at a Glance

Health Care Business Services 67-68 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

Approximate Cost

$14,933 (Tuition: $10693, Books: $4240)

Average Starting Salary

$37,367 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

Chat with Us

Do you have a question about program offerings or getting started at NTC? Our staff can guide you in the right direction!

Live chat is currently unavailable.

Unavailable, Email Us


Unsure which offering is best for you?

Apply as an undecided student. You can begin taking classes while working one-on-one with an advisor to help you determine your best fit.

Northcentral Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: 715.803.1057

program Outcomes

  • Perform financial practices through analysis of payer data and reimbursement methods
  • Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions of health business environment
  • Apply HIPPA, federal and state law, and regulatory compliance in business health practices
  • Apply technology to administrative functions in a healthcare related setting
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting

Potential Careers

  • Medical Insurance Customer Service Representative
  • Dental Insurance Customer Service Representative
  • Claims Analyst
  • COBRA Specialist
  • Enrollment Representative
  • Provider Relations Specialist
  • Benefit Verification and Authorization Specialist
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Admitting Representative
  • Reimbursement Coordinator
  • Privacy and Compliance Auditor
  • HIM / Medical Records Associate
  • Patient Accounts Specialist
  • Clinic Office Supervisor or Manager
  • Hospital Administrative Assistant
  • Home Health Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Coder

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Earn Credit for What You Know

This program offers opportunities for you to test out of classes by demonstrating your learning from past work or life experiences.

View Test-Out Options

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

Get Started

Submit your online application today at

For more information on this program, contact admissions at 715.675.3331 or email

Get Started

First, fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

Apply Now

Then, submit one of the following:

Documentation can be sent via email to, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.

  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.

  • Accuplacer scores of 47 or above in math, 74 or above in reading, and 79 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.

  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s next? We’ll review your application and the documentation you’ve submitted and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the program or the admissions process, contact our admissions team via email at, via phone at 715.675.3331 Ext. 5860, or by filling out our information request form.

Request Information