The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Healthcare Management prepares students for interesting, upwardly mobile careers in the healthcare field. Potential employers include: hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, home health care agencies, pharmacies, medical billing companies, doctors’ offices and other ambulatory centers, such as ophthalmology, laboratory, and sonography facilities. The annual budget for Medicare and Medicaid expenditures accounts for approximately $750 billion, and the overall annual industry budget for all US healthcare expenditures is nearly $1.4 trillion. With the aging of the US population, the emergence and importance of chronic care services, and the ￼proliferation of specialty care facilities of all types, there is a great need for appropriately trained individuals to enter the healthcare sector. According to the National Health Career Association, at least three million additional personnel will be required to fill vacancies within the healthcare sector. Needed positions include billing and coding specialists, hospital clerks, medical office administrators, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses and nursing technicians, laboratory, EKG, sonogram, and radiology technicians, ophthalmic staff, and many other types of healthcare workers. Students graduating with the Associate’s Degree in Healthcare Management will be prepared with hands-on skills to enter a growing job market.
Course Requirements (28 credits)
Course: Credits: HED110 Introduction to Laboratory Office Management 3 HED130 Introduction to Ultrasonography Office Management 3 BUS120 Medical Office Procedures 3 BUS130 Medical Terminology and Transcription 3 BUS140 Medical Billing and Coding 3 HED150 Growth and Development of the Individual 3 HED160 Legal and Cultural Aspects of Healthcare 3 HED170 Pharmacy Operations 3 HED210 Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations 3 CIS160 Introduction to Windows 1
General Education Courses (17 credits)
Course: Credits: GEN101 Freshman Seminar 1 CIS101 Computer Literacy 3 ENG101 Public Speaking 3 ENG103 English Composition I 3 ENG203 English Composition II 3 LIB100 Information Literacy 1 MAT220 Discrete Mathematics 3
Distribution (18 credits)
Course: Credits: SCIENCE: Elective 3 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Elective 3 HUMANITIES: Literature Elective 3 HUMANITIES: Philosophy Elective 3 HUMANITIES: History Elective 3 HUMANITIES: Fine Arts Elective 3
Open Elective (3 credits)