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Two New Online Programs Coming This Fall

Posted April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College continues to meet the needs of the region, while meeting the demands of the changing landscape of our society, with the addition of two new online degree programs: Medical Coding and Billing and Paralegal Studies.

Medical Coding and Billing (A.A.S.) is an associate degree that focuses on the growing field of electronic billing and reimbursement. Students will learn to create and use electronic medical records through a cohesive system for clinical, administrative, and revenue capture. The allocation of healthcare dollars has produced a shift in the medical billing realm where facilities are finding it more profitable to employ individuals with expertise in both coding and billing. Those with experience in managing electronic medical records are highly desired.

Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.) is also an associate degree that teaches the philosophy and methodology of legal practice. Graduates will understand the principles of law and policy that affect government, business, and nonprofit organizations. Degree holders in this area of study can pursue careers as legal assistants and paralegals.

“These may be unprecedented and uncertain times, but Penn Highlands is always prepared to provide our communities with optimal opportunities for success,” stated Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. “These new online programs are designed to fill high-demand positions requested by top employers in our region, ultimately setting up our students for a financially stable future.”

Both programs are scheduled to begin this fall. For additional information on these programs or other opportunities at the college, please contact our Admissions Office at 1.888.385.7325 or admissions@pennhighlands.edu.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has six locations throughout the Southern Alleghenies region that serve residents of western Pennsylvania.