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Program Requirements

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all HES and MRT courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 60 credits hours are required for graduation.

Required Courses
Course # Course Name Credits Comments
BUS101 Introduction to Business 3  
BUS105 Managerial Business Communications 3  
BUS211 Business Law I 3  
COM112 Interpersonal Communications 3  
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HES104 Medical Office Administration 3 Corequisite
HES108 Introduction to Healthcare Services 3  
HES109 Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance 3 Prerequisite
HES115 Medical Terminology 3  
HES201 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3 Prerequisite
HES203 Healthcare Management and Leadership Skills 3 Prerequisite
MGT205 Human Resources Management 3  
MRT103 Coding and Classification for Medical Billing 3 Prerequisites
Required Electives Credits Comments
Accounting Elective 3/4 ACC100 or higher
Computer Elective (CIS110, CIS112, CIS113, or CIS210) 3/4 CIS110, CIS112, CIS113 or CIS210
Math Elective (MAT120 or higher) 3 MAT120 or higher
Science Elective (2) 6/8 BIO121, BIO122 recommended
Social Science Elective) 3  
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