Patient Services

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, this program will be provided online using distance learning technology.

Program Description

This six-month career education program trains students for a range of entry-level positions in healthcare administration. You will be prepared for essential positions working in patient registration, insurance verification, electronic health records, and HIPAA certification. Takoda’s career counselors will help you find employment in your field of study once you graduate.

 

Program length is 765 hours—612 instructional hours, plus outside-of-classroom assignments requiring an estimated 153 hours. Graduates earn a post-secondary certificate and 30 college credits. Typical cohort/class size is 20.

MOST TAKODA INSTITUTE STUDENTS ATTEND THE COLLEGE AT NO-COST DUE TO GRANTS AND GENEROUS PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS.

Start Dates

Takoda’s vocational education programs start regularly. The Patient Services program is offered on a quarterly schedule with the following start dates for the 2020-2021 academic year:

 

  • July 6, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
  • January 4, 2021
  • April 5, 2021
  • July 5, 2021

Placement and Career Path

Medical secretaries are in the top 7% of in-demand jobs in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region with expected growth of 15% (Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, 2019).

Because of employment requirements, a criminal background check is required to enroll in this program.

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