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Associate's Degree of Science in Healthcare Administration

Program Highlights

  • 2 Year Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition

Overview

Associate's of Science in Healthcare Administration Program Description

To prepare students for opportunities in healthcare administration by introducing them to the unique language of healthcare and key concepts of the profession. Students will prepare for work in the challenging, fast-paced environments in healthcare settings by gaining foundational background in the functional areas of healthcare, such as vitalizing human resources, hospital finance/accounting, healthcare administration, leadership and operations. Students will identify key skills required in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, surgical facilities, rehabilitation centers, and emergency clinics. Students will recognize their responsibility to act ethically and nurture a culture of sound ethical practices in healthcare. Besides, students will be introduced to general education required for lifelong personal growth in today's global economy along with the foundation of further studies.

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    • Describe healthcare delivery systems along with their associated operational and financial considerations.
    • Describe the dynamic nature of healthcare administration and the strategic and operational issues inherent in managing healthcare systems
    • Explain basic accounting and budgeting processes of healthcare organizations, interpret common financial statements
    • Explain the legal, regulatory and ethical environment of healthcare and how it informs service delivery
    • Identify the oral and written communication skills required by healthcare professionals
    • Discuss the human resource challenges inherent in team and talent management and the supervision of individual and organizational performance
    • Describe how technology is utilized in healthcare, specifically the importance of electronic information systems and health records.
    • Recognize how leaders use information for critical thinking, problem solving and organizational effectiveness
    • Demonstrate an ability to find and use reference tools/resources