Healthcare Management Technology

Prepare for a Career in the Growing Healthcare Business with an AAS in Healthcare Management Technology From Pitt Community College

The healthcare industry relies on skilled business leaders and professionals who can oversee teams, track financial operations, and understand the legal and ethical environment of the healthcare business. The Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Management Technology at Pitt Community College will provide you with hands-on experiences and scenario-based projects that will help prepare you to lead a team and meet the needs of patients and your facility.

We’ve designed an accessible and affordable program that opens the door for more students from diverse backgrounds to explore healthcare technology and build fundamental leadership skills. With our flexible online and in-person course options and scholarship opportunities, this program will introduce you to healthcare management while saving you money and letting you create a course of study that fits with your personal and professional schedule.

Become certified with your AAS in Healthcare Management Technology

When you graduate from the Healthcare Management Technology program at PCC, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA) exams. The classes you take in healthcare technology and business management skills will prepare you for these exams so that you can pass sooner and start your healthcare management job as soon as possible.

Upon completion of the HMT associate degree, students are able to complete any of the following short-term degree requirements to enhance their employability:

Why Choose Pitt Community College for an AAS in Healthcare Management Technology?

At PCC, you’ll learn about healthcare technology and leadership from expert faculty with years of experience working in the healthcare business and teaching healthcare management skills to improve the industry. Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll have many chances to work closely with faculty and your peers to gain valuable experience collaborating with and learning from others. The online courses we offer integrate technology and projects that let you enjoy the same educational quality as students attending in-person classes.

You will have ample opportunities for experiential learning outside the classroom. We encourage our students to volunteer in hospitals within their communities to gain real-world training in healthcare technology and leadership while serving others. If you’re earning your Healthcare Management Technology degree on campus, you can take advantage of our proximity to the East Carolina University Health Center for internships. This real-world experience will help you build a professional network and can lead to healthcare management jobs after graduation.

We also have a 2 + 2 agreement with the University of Mount Olive that allows you to take two years of courses at PCC to obtain an associate degree before transferring to Mount Olive to complete your final two years and receive your bachelor’s degree.

To help you financially as you study healthcare technology at PCC, we offer scholarships to qualified students. These include the Dr. Omega Logan Silva Scholarship and the Dr. Bomi Joseph Healthcare Scholarship.

Career Opportunities for Healthcare Management Technology Graduates

With the solid foundation in healthcare technology and leadership you’ll build at PCC, you can pursue a diverse range of healthcare management jobs throughout the industry. Pitt Community College is a great place to study healthcare technology and business management — thanks to the many health centers, smaller practices, and clinics nearby that seek out PCC graduates for their expertise and knowledge.

With courses in healthcare management, you’ll also be prepared to start your own healthcare business or become a long-term care administrator.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for professionals in the healthcare business is expected to grow by 13 percent by 2031 — about double the average for all other occupations in the country. Professionals specializing in health information technology and medical records can look forward to an even more impressive career outlook, with 17 percent growth over the same period.

When you graduate from our Healthcare Management Technology program, you can pursue rewarding positions in the healthcare business, including:

  • Patient access representative
  • Patient services advisor
  • Managed care director
  • Self-employed business owner
  • Financial counselor
  • Assisted living facility administrator
  • Activities director

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AAS degrees offered include the following:
• Healthcare Management Technology
• Healthcare Management Technology: Entrepreneurship
• Healthcare Management Technology: Long-Term Care

Courses Include:
• Introduction to Healthcare Management
• Healthcare Financial Management
• Medical Insurance
• Medical Practice Management Software
• Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration
• Management of Healthcare Organization
• Introduction to Entrepreneurship
• Funding for Entrepreneurs
• Innovation and Creativity
• Marketing
• Small Business Management
• Long-Term Care
• Gerontology

  • The knowledge and skills needed to coordinate and organize the financing and delivery of healthcare and assist in the management of healthcare facilities.
  • How to be creative and gain skills to create a healthcare business plan and funds for a startup business.
  • The knowledge and skills to enhance the rapidly growing older adult population’s quality of life by helping them access programs, services, healthcare, and the housing options they need.

Patient Access Representative
Patient Services Advisor
Manage Care Director
Self-Employed Business Owner
Financial Counselor
Assisted Living Facility Administrator
Activities Director