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

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

In our HMAS Texas Program, you will learn how to perform health and medical administrative services.

With an Associate of Applied Science in Health and Medical Administrative Services (HMAS), you will be able to enter the workforce as a health and medical administrative professional. A health and medical administrative professional handles everything from the administrative tasks in a healthcare facility to HR functions. These professionals must employ effective communication and customer relations as well as perform organizational and administrative tasks. The College of Health Care Professions' HMAS Program prepares you to join the workforce in entry-level administrator roles in less than eight months with a fast track to higher level positions requiring a degree.

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Apply today to begin our Health and Medical Administrative Services Completion Program. You can transfer qualified* allied healthcare credits from your certificate program into this Associate's Degree Program.

*Transferable credits are subject to approval. Please talk to your campus for more details. 

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Program Details

Program Length

On-Campus: 32 weeks

Courses

Program Delivery and Locations:

You can take our online program at our Houston North Loop (HNL) location. The program is also offered via blended learning at our Austin (AST)Dallas (DAL), and South San Antonio (SSA) locations.

Blended learning combines online classes with in-person classes, to provide the flexibility that allows you to schedule classes around your busy lifestyle. To learn more about blended learning, visit our blended learning page.

Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IV

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 the HMAS Program?

Upon graduation from our Health and Medical Administrative Services Program, you will be well-equipped in all healthcare 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 for Healthcare Administrators?

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

Job Titles

With an AAS degree in Health and Medical Administrative Services, you can obtain a job working 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 14% from 2018 to 2028, 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 Health and Administrative Services AAS 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.

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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 in healthcare administration. In order to apply to our HMAS Program, 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 AAS Degree, just fill out the form. Someone will be in contact with you soon with more information on the program, financial aid, and enrollment.

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