Health and Medical Administrative Services - Associate of Applied Science Degree Completion Program

Health and Medical Administrative Services - Associate of Applied Science Degree Completion Program

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In our Healthcare Administration Degree Program in Texas, you will have the opportunity to learn how to perform health and medical administrative services.

A Health and Medical Administrative Services Degree provides the training to enter the workforce as a professional healthcare administrator. A healthcare administrator professional handles everything from the administrative tasks in a healthcare facility to HR functions. These professionals must employ effective communication and customer relations skills as well as perform organizational and administrative tasks. The College of Health Care Professions' Health and Medical Administrative Services Degree prepares you to join the workforce in entry-level administrator roles in less than eight months.

Program Details

Program Length

On-Campus: 32 weeks

Courses

Program Delivery and Locations:

Our healthcare administration schools are located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and also online at our Houston North Loop (HNL) location

CHCP’s healthcare administration courses are also offered via blended learning at our Austin, Dallas, and South San Antonio locations. Blended learning combines online classes with in-person classes, to provide the flexibility that allows you to schedule health services administration degree classes around your busy lifestyle. To learn more check out our blog on blended learning.

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Interpersonal and Communication Skills*

POFT 103

Emphasis on the application of basic psychological principles and the study of behavior as they apply to special populations. Topics include procedures for self-understanding and social adaptability in interpersonal communication with patients, teachers and co-workers. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

English Composition

ENGL 101

This is a course in the principles of effective writing. The course is designed to develop the student’s ability to write effective sentences, paragraphs and themes; and to develop the ability to read with understanding of rhetorical forms and devices with critical awareness. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

College Mathematics

POFM114

This course covers basic mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Also covered is fraction notation and mixed numerals, decimals, ratios, rates and unit prices, proportions, solving various problems using percent equations and proportions, sales tax, commissions and discounts, interest, data, graphs, and statistics, measurements, geometry, real numbers, algebra, and equations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Psychology

PSYT 101

This course covers the interrelationship between biology and human behavior. Included in the course are theories involved in sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thought, language, mental abilities, motivation and emotion, effects of stress, personality traits, social psychology, and psychological disorders and their treatments. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Principles of Management and Leadership*

LTCA105

This course is designed to provide the student with information required to work as a manager. Included in the course is strategic planning, managing decision-making, entrepreneurship, new ventures, human resources, groups, and teams. Also covered is organizational structure and design, change and innovation, motivating employee performance, leadership processes, and communication in organizations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Business*

BUSG101

Course includes delving into economic systems, competition, and legal, ethical, and financial issues found in business. Also covered are forms of business ownership, labor relations, organizational structure, marketing management, technology and information, and managing personal and business finances. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Human Resources Management*

HRPO106

This course covers the strategic, legal, and global human resources environment. Included in the course is human resource planning and job analysis, recruiting, performance management, training and development, career planning, compensation, payroll, incentives and rewards, employee benefits, and managing labor relations. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Business Communications and Report Writing*

POFT201

Course includes those concepts and information required to develop business communications, including spelling, proofreading, sentence structure and the parts of speech. Also covered in this course is developing effective oral and written communications that are used in business. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

What Skills Will I Learn in Healthcare Administration Courses?

A health administration degree provides access to medical administration knowledge and skills, some of which include the following:

  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Psychology
  • Business foundations
  • Human resource management
  • Principles of management and leadership
  • Business communication and report writing
  • Office management
  • Medical office coordinating
  • Healthcare management
  • Administrative skills

What Career Options Are Available After a Degree in Healthcare Administration?

This medical administration degree can help advance you in your current allied health position, or it can help you get started on your allied healthcare career track.

Job Titles

A healthcare administration associate degree is designed to help prepare you to pursue a job in healthcare administration. Some of the job titles you can apply for include the following:

  • Medical office manager
  • Health admissions coordinator
  • Healthcare office manager
  • Medical administrator
  • Medical office administrator
  • Executive medical administrative assistant
  • Medical record managers

Workplace Settings

Healthcare administrators work in an administrative aspect of a variety of medical facilities. Some of the places where you could work include the following:

  • Group medical practices
  • Private physician offices
  • Long-term medical care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Medical or diagnostic laboratories

Job Outlook

Healthcare occupations are expected to grow 13% from 2021 to 2031, which is much higher growth than the average for all other occupations. This projected growth is mainly due to a large aging population and a heightened public awareness of the importance of health. For up-to-date information about healthcare administration salary, job outlook, and employment statistics, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Services

If you choose The College of Health Care Professions for your healthcare administration degree, we will be there to help you transition from education to employment. Our Career Services assists with resume writing, interviewing tips, and job placement. Visit our Career Services page to learn more.

Get Started on Your Health Administration Degree

Fill out the form and contact us today so you can start taking courses toward a medical administration degree!

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How Do I Enroll?

We are glad to see you are ready to take your first step to a new career and degree in healthcare administration. In order to apply to our healthcare administration schools, you must first meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a certificate or diploma in an Allied Health program from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the certificate or diploma program
  • Must have the ability to read and write in English

If you would like to know more about our Health and Medical Administrative Services Degree, just fill out the form. Someone will be in contact with you soon with more information on the program, financial aid, and enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Healthcare Administration Degree Program

 

What is health care administration?

Healthcare administration involves planning, coordinating, and overseeing the operations of healthcare facilities to ensure the proper delivery of services. In the role of overseeing and managing a facility, a healthcare administrator has a variety of responsibilities including strategic planning, financial & workforce management, and regulation compliance. Their primary goal is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of healthcare facilities and services to meet the needs of patients and the community.

What classes do you take for healthcare administration?

At CHCP, students take a variety of classes in the healthcare administration program to receive a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and effective management practices.

In the Health & Medical Administrative Services Degree Program (AAS) offered at CHCP, students take a range of classes including, Principles of Management and Leadership, Introduction to Business, Human Resources Management, and Business Communications and Report Writing. This 32-week program, offered online and on-campus, aims to equip students with the knowledge they need for an entry-level position in health administration.

CHCP also offers a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration Program that provides more extensive training and education to prepare students for managerial healthcare positions. The courses in this program train students in a variety of skills, covering subjects such as project management, the foundations of sociology, business, economics, risk management in healthcare settings, healthcare statistics, healthcare data validation, and workflow analysis.

What is a health administration degree?

A health administration degree generally focuses on preparing individuals for leadership and management roles within the healthcare industry. CHCP's Health and Medical Administrative Services AAS Degree Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage healthcare organizations and navigate the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment. Students in search of a more in-depth education can pursue bachelor's programs such as the Healthcare Administration BA Program at CHCP.

What can you do with a health administration degree?

With a health administration degree, individuals can pursue various careers in healthcare management, overseeing the operations of hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare organizations. They may work in roles such as healthcare administrator, health services manager, health information manager, or healthcare consultant. CHCP's Health and Medical Services Administration Program aims to equip students to execute organizational and administrative duties, navigate healthcare policies, and lead teams to ensure the efficient delivery of healthcare services.

What jobs can you get with a health administration degree?

Many different job opportunities may be available after obtaining a degree in health administration. Depending on your level of experience, completed education, and areas of specialization, you may find yourself in one of the following roles:

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Health Admissions Coordinator
  • Medical Administrator
  • Executive Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Record Managers

How long does it take to become a healthcare administrator?

To become a healthcare administrator, you first need to complete a degree completion or certificate program—which can vary in length depending on the desired outcome.

At CHCP, you can receive your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health and Medical Administrative Services either online or on-campus in just as few as 32 weeks!

CHCP also offers a Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science Degree Program that can be completed online in under two years.

What certifications should I get for healthcare administration?

Along with the completion of a degree program, there are several additional certifications available to enhance your skills and specialization within health care administration. Some recommended certifications include the Certified Healthcare Administrative Professional (cHAP), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and Certified Revenue Cycle Professional (CRCP). It's important to review the eligibility criteria and prerequisites for each certification to align with individual professional goals and needs.

How to get into healthcare administration?

To get into healthcare administration, individuals need a combination of education, experience, and training. CHCP's variety of health administration programs provide courses and classwork that can help students develop the skills they'll need for entry-level roles or further education. Aspects of health administration that can be explored during a program can include healthcare leadership, finance & human resources, and quality assurance.

What degree do you need to be a hospital administrator?

The College of Health Care Professions has associate and bachelor's degree programs in healthcare administration. Both of these options can help you gain a career as a health or hospital administrator, but a bachelor's degree can open doors to more career opportunities and growth.

What can you do with a healthcare administration degree?

With a degree in healthcare administration, individuals can work in a healthcare setting without actually performing medical care. A job in healthcare administration allows you to use organizational and leadership skills while helping to improve the operations and functions of healthcare facilities like hospitals and clinics. A healthcare organization needs individuals to plan and coordinate the strategy and activity of the organization while ensuring that patients are receiving the highest quality of care. The many roles in the health administrative field are key to the coordination and success of these healthcare organizations.

What jobs can I get with a healthcare administration degree?

A degree in healthcare administration can lead to a wide range of potential careers. An associate degree in healthcare administration provides the foundation to start entry-level jobs and a bachelor's degree prepares students for upper-level positions and opportunities. Here are some of the jobs you can get with a healthcare administration degree:

  • Healthcare administrator or manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Healthcare office manager
  • Community Health Worker
  • Medical records clerk
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Population health manager
  • Healthcare Compliance Specialist
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