Online Health Care Administration Program
What is Health Care Administration?
Health care administrators manage and support the business side of a health care facility. Their roles vary from general administration to specialized department support in the areas of finance, health information, human resources, and marketing. The health care administrator must possess strong leadership and managerial skills and be able to manage multiple projects.
Medical and health service managers work in all medical related facilities including hospitals, physician offices, nursing and residential care facilities, outpatient care centers and insurance companies.
Associate Degree Program
The Health Care Administration Associate of Applied Science online health care administration degree program at Pima Medical Institute features courses that allow you to sharpen your management skills by studying business communications, psychology, management and finance. Graduates gain a cutting edge advantage by learning the essential business functions of a medical office or health services organization.
This online health care administration program is designed as an associate degree completion program. Learning online gives you the flexibility to continue your education while you gain valuable job experience in your field. To enroll in the program, students must have completed 27 credits with a grade of C or better (12 credits in HCA). Graduates of Pima's Medical Assistant, Coding and Billing or Pharmacy Technician programs automatically qualify for this program. Graduates of Pima's Medical Administrative Assistant program who have worked in their field for a minimum of 1,000 hours may qualify with credit for life experience.
|Transfer of Credit||27.0|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||45||3.0|
|CPT 201||Computer Fundamentals||45||3.0|
|MTH 105||College Algebra||45||3.0|
|HCA 201||Introduction to the Health Care System||45||3.0|
|Semester I Total||180||12.0|
|HCA 210||Business Communications||45||3.0|
|HCA 220||Health Care Management||45||3.0|
|BIO 115||Anatomy and Physiology||45||30||4.0|
|Semester II Total||180||30||13.0|
|HCA 213||Medical Law and Ethics||45||3.0|
|HCA 221||Human Resource Management||45||3.0|
|HCA 223||Health Care Finance||45||3.0|
|Semester III Total||180||12.0|
Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow faster than average. Job opportunities should be good especially for applicants with work experience in the health care field and strong business and management skills. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2020.*
Approximately 1 year
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm/#tab-6