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Associate of Science in Health Care Administration

As the baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry is expected to see an increase in the demand for medical services. As a result, it is expected there will be a growing need for more healthcare workers and professionals, including healthcare administrators and managers who are responsible for organizing and managing medical information and healthcare staff.

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program at North-West College is designed to help students become familiar with the healthcare delivery system and can provide you with the essential business, medical, and human resources knowledge you need to launch or advance your administrative career in the world of healthcare.

Associate of Science in Health Care Administration

Associate of Science in Health Care Administration Overview

The Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Administration program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a health care administration setting. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in the allied health industry. This program is offered in our Glendale and West Covina campuses or you can enroll in our online training programs.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited March 2019).

** North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions:

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The Associate of Science in Health Care Administration program is available at the following campuses:

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Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Careers

Students receive a well-rounded understanding of healthcare finance, human resources, healthcare administration, reimbursement systems and healthcare records, as well as regulatory, ethical and legal issues affecting healthcare organizations. Successful graduates of the program can seek promotions at a higher level of employment within organizations. More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Healthcare Administrators in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Course Material

The Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Administration program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a health care administration setting. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in the allied health industry.

Introduction to Healthcare Administration

Introduces the student to the overall subject matter associated with Health Care The course includes a comparison of health care systems around the world, legal and business issues in health care, financial management, the different settings in the health care environment, facility design, quality and patient safety, and organizing the physician practice. Other subjects including team member motivation and conflict management, leadership, human resources management, and communication are covered.

Global Healthcare Environment

This course includes understanding global health problems, the role of international health agencies and differing forms of major health care systems around the Discussion of the role of the health care administrative/ management role and their impact on these health care systems is included.

Administrative Technology Skills

In administrative positions, supervisory or otherwise, requirements may be to prepare and present reports, maintain logs, and to track employee or patient Students require the skills and knowledge of the software and technology to prepare these required documents in today’s technological atmosphere. In this course, students will cover Access, PowerPoint, and Excel utilizing a hands-on and practical approach to complete projects that are customized to the student’s particular field.

Administrative Office Skills

A comprehensive introduction to administrative office management focusing on what office managers actually do on the job and the skills necessary to perform the administrative managers job such as dealing with organizational issues, evaluation of employees, communication, office environment, supervision, motivation, equipment and furniture, salaries, productivity, telecommunications, applications software, records management, quality and quantity control, and budgetary and cost.

Professionalism in Healthcare Careers

A course designed to provide the student working in any health care field with the information to present a professional image and be successful in their chosen This course will enhance the student’s ability to obtain an administrative/supervisory position by providing them with the “soft skill” tools that are needed to perform in a professional, ethical, legal and competent manner.

Office Case Study

The student must analyze and research an issue or concern that was evident in their extern/clinical office or place of employment, and present a thorough plan detailing a resolution of this The student will be required to dra w upon knowledge acquired throughout their entire program of study, as well as their extern/clinical and/or employment experience. The student will prepare and facilitate a public presentation of their issue, findings and ultimate solution to the issue. Preparation and presentation will include a “thesis” style APA formatted paper and PowerPoint presentation.

Leadership in Healthcare Administration

Micro and macro organizational behavior theories will provide the theoretical foundation for critical study of effective leadership within The processes of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, conflict management, change management and decision making will be explored at an individual, group, and organizational level. The imperative for leaders to understand and properly manage people will be emphasized. Various models of leadership will be reviewed including leadership competencies. Globalization, diversity leadership, governance and cultural diversity will be examined. Additionally, participants will reflect upon and evaluate their individual leadership abilities, competencies, personal values, interpersonal and communication skills.

Information System for Healthcare

The Health Care Information Technology course is designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate Information Systems in the Health Care The course will include an overview of Information technology, Health Care Information Technology leadership roles, strategic planning, hardware, software, and communications. In addition, students will learn how to utilize electronic health records, patient scheduling, and office automations.

Legal Aspects of Health Administration

Overview of health law Government regulation including legal constraints; liability; negligence; patient rights; confidentiality; and corporate/administrative responsibility. Emphasis on business applications of health law.

Marketing for Health Services Organizations

This course is designed to develop competencies in the business skills and knowledge Development of marketing strategies and analyses in a health care setting. Design of services to include pricing, communication, distribution channels, and client motivation and services.

Interpersonal Relations

Provides skills and tools for health career students to communicate with patients, peers, superiors, and/or Offers exploration of grief and loss, developmental milestones, addiction, professional ethics and law, as well as examining health care personnel as counselors and educators. Discusses tools for observing others, listening, sending and receiving accurate messages, influence of culture’s role in health and healing, and theories of human understanding.

Quantitative Principles

Provides overview of mathematics relating to business, economics, life sciences and social Provides students with varying degrees of mathematical experience with an overview of all areas of mathematics, to include elementary functions, finite mathematics, and some calculus.

Body Function and Terminology
  • An introductory course that presents the principles and facts of human physiology for the health care An advanced offering of medical terminology completes this comprehensive course, providing both clinical and administrative office examples and cases in a realistic context for introduction of terms and definitions.
Medical Ethics

A course designed to provide the health care professional with analytical and responsible decision-making skills utilizing ethical issues which are prevalent in a health care.

College English

The course offers instruction and practice in writing by focusing on instruction in the composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing development, and use of writing

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Course Activities

Healthcare Administrators organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

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Classes are starting soon!

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Associate of Science in Health Care Administration Overview

The Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Administration program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a health care administration setting. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in the allied health industry. This program is offered in our Glendale and West Covina campuses or you can enroll in our online training programs.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited March 2019).

** North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions:

  1. Programs
  2. Associate of Science in Health Care Administration

Train Online or at a Campus Near You!

The Associate of Science in Health Care Administration program is available at the following campuses:

Meet a Graduate

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Careers

Students receive a well-rounded understanding of healthcare finance, human resources, healthcare administration, reimbursement systems and healthcare records, as well as regulatory, ethical and legal issues affecting healthcare organizations. Successful graduates of the program can seek promotions at a higher level of employment within organizations. More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Healthcare Administrators in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Course Material

The Associate of Science degree in Healthcare Administration program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a health care administration setting. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in the allied health industry.

Introduction to Healthcare Administration

Introduces the student to the overall subject matter associated with Health Care The course includes a comparison of health care systems around the world, legal and business issues in health care, financial management, the different settings in the health care environment, facility design, quality and patient safety, and organizing the physician practice. Other subjects including team member motivation and conflict management, leadership, human resources management, and communication are covered.

Global Healthcare Environment

This course includes understanding global health problems, the role of international health agencies and differing forms of major health care systems around the Discussion of the role of the health care administrative/ management role and their impact on these health care systems is included.

Administrative Technology Skills

In administrative positions, supervisory or otherwise, requirements may be to prepare and present reports, maintain logs, and to track employee or patient Students require the skills and knowledge of the software and technology to prepare these required documents in today’s technological atmosphere. In this course, students will cover Access, PowerPoint, and Excel utilizing a hands-on and practical approach to complete projects that are customized to the student’s particular field.

Administrative Office Skills

A comprehensive introduction to administrative office management focusing on what office managers actually do on the job and the skills necessary to perform the administrative managers job such as dealing with organizational issues, evaluation of employees, communication, office environment, supervision, motivation, equipment and furniture, salaries, productivity, telecommunications, applications software, records management, quality and quantity control, and budgetary and cost.

Professionalism in Healthcare Careers

A course designed to provide the student working in any health care field with the information to present a professional image and be successful in their chosen This course will enhance the student’s ability to obtain an administrative/supervisory position by providing them with the “soft skill” tools that are needed to perform in a professional, ethical, legal and competent manner.

Office Case Study

The student must analyze and research an issue or concern that was evident in their extern/clinical office or place of employment, and present a thorough plan detailing a resolution of this The student will be required to dra w upon knowledge acquired throughout their entire program of study, as well as their extern/clinical and/or employment experience. The student will prepare and facilitate a public presentation of their issue, findings and ultimate solution to the issue. Preparation and presentation will include a “thesis” style APA formatted paper and PowerPoint presentation.

Information System for Healthcare

The Health Care Information Technology course is designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate Information Systems in the Health Care The course will include an overview of Information technology, Health Care Information Technology leadership roles, strategic planning, hardware, software, and communications. In addition, students will learn how to utilize electronic health records, patient scheduling, and office automations.

Legal Aspects of Health Administration

Overview of health law Government regulation including legal constraints; liability; negligence; patient rights; confidentiality; and corporate/administrative responsibility. Emphasis on business applications of health law.

Marketing for Health Services Organizations

This course is designed to develop competencies in the business skills and knowledge Development of marketing strategies and analyses in a health care setting. Design of services to include pricing, communication, distribution channels, and client motivation and services.

Interpersonal Relations

Provides skills and tools for health career students to communicate with patients, peers, superiors, and/or Offers exploration of grief and loss, developmental milestones, addiction, professional ethics and law, as well as examining health care personnel as counselors and educators. Discusses tools for observing others, listening, sending and receiving accurate messages, influence of culture’s role in health and healing, and theories of human understanding.

Leadership in Healthcare Administration

Micro and macro organizational behavior theories will provide the theoretical foundation for critical study of effective leadership within The processes of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, conflict management, change management and decision making will be explored at an individual, group, and organizational level. The imperative for leaders to understand and properly manage people will be emphasized. Various models of leadership will be reviewed including leadership competencies. Globalization, diversity leadership, governance and cultural diversity will be examined. Additionally, participants will reflect upon and evaluate their individual leadership abilities, competencies, personal values, interpersonal and communication skills.

Quantitative Principles

Provides overview of mathematics relating to business, economics, life sciences and social Provides students with varying degrees of mathematical experience with an overview of all areas of mathematics, to include elementary functions, finite mathematics, and some calculus.

Body Function and Terminology

An introductory course that presents the principles and facts of human physiology for the health care An advanced offering of medical terminology completes this comprehensive course, providing both clinical and administrative office examples and cases in a realistic context for introduction of terms and definitions.

Medical Ethics

A course designed to provide the health care professional with analytical and responsible decision-making skills utilizing ethical issues which are prevalent in a health care.

College English

The course offers instruction and practice in writing by focusing on instruction in the composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing development, and use of writing

Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration Course Activities

Healthcare Administrators organize and manage health information data by ensuring that it maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at

1-888-408-4211

Classes are starting soon!