Medical Administration

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name Donna Swartz
Title Medical Administration Program Director
Room ATC-304
Program Area Industrial & Applied Technology Division Director
Phone 409-944-1493
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name Martin Crichlow



Your Pathway

Medical Administration

Medical Administration at Galveston CollegeMedical administrators plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services.  They might manage an entire facility, or specialize in a specific clinical area or department, or be employed in a small group physician practice.  Medical administrators must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations and technology.  Additional skills needed to meet the demands of today’s medical environment include computer technology, multicultural competence, teamwork, customer service, effective communication and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of patient confidentiality laws, and medical coding and insurance expertise presentation skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of patient confidentiality laws, and medical coding and insurance expertise.

Degrees & Certificates

Following the first 30 hours of study, students are awarded the Medical Coding Certificate, which provides the training to become an effective Medical Billing and Coding Professional.  The program prepares students for national medical coding certification exams, and provides focused instruction in health information management, health records management and advanced medical coding and billing.

Second year courses lead to the Medical Records Technician, which prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, surgical facilities, insurance companies, urgent care centers, and doctors’ offices.  Additionally, students complete a semester-long internship, which provides valuable administrative training.

These certificates follow a course sequence that eventually leads to the two-year Medical Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Administration

First Year

First Semester
HITT1305Medical Terminology I3
MDCA1309A & P for Medical Assistants3
HITT1353Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information3
BCIS1305Business Computer Applications3
HPRS2332Healthcare Communications3
Total Semester Hours:15
Second Semester
POFM1327Medical Insurance3
HITT1341Coding & Classification Systems3
HITT2335Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies3
HITT2340Advanced Billing and Reimbursement3
HITT2346Advanced Medical Coding3
Total Semester Hours:15

Second Year

First Semester
SPCH13XXSpeech Elective63
HITT1345Healthcare Delivery Systems3
HITT2313Working w/Health IT Systems3
HITT2339Health Information3
Organization and Supervision
HITT1380Cooperative Ed*3
Total Semester Hours:15
Second Semester
MATH1324Math for Business & Social Science I3
ENGL1301Composition I3
HIST1301US History I3
Social/Behavior Science Elective3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective4 or Creative Arts Elective33
Total Semester Hours:15

Career Opportunities


Medical Administrative Assistant


Certified Coding and Billing Specialist


Pre-certification/Referral Specialist


Medical Records Technician


Medical Office Manager