Degree Overview

The healthcare system is continually changing, and the jobs and positions within it are changing too. Today’s community health centers, long-term care facilities, and medical practices need their nonclinical healthcare workers to work as part of a high-functioning medical team.

Our nonclinical healthcare degree was designed using insights from workforce and industry leaders about what skills today’s nonclinical professionals must possess to improve patient care, satisfaction, and outcomes. The project-focused degree will help working adults develop a wide array of skills.

Affordable, Accessible, Applicable

  • Focused on developing foundational, interpersonal, and business skills
  • Based on labor market needs and input from employers and subject matter experts
  • Eligible for federal financial aid and financing
  • Earned by mastering competencies through projects, not credit hours and grade points
  • Designed specifically to work for working adults by offering extensive flexibility and support

Thrive In Positions Including

  • Office supervisor
  • Community health worker
  • Patient representative
  • Medical office specialist
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical records technician
  • Other similar roles (title vary across employers)

Develop Skills Including

  • Maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Nurturing cooperative relationships
  • Operating computers to enter, calculate, access, and retrieve data
  • Preparing technical, managerial, financial, or information reports
  • Advising people on technical problems, procedures, and solutions
  • Communicating health and safety information
  • Interviewing people to gather information

Online Projects

Students work toward a degree by mastering competencies and completing interesting online projects at their own pace.

See Sample Project