CHCP has implemented the safeguards for our students, faculty’s health while on-campus. Learn More

Health & Medical Administrative Services - Associate of Applied Science

Health & Medical Administrative Services - Associate of Applied Science

Get Started on the Path to a Career in Health Care Administration with CHCP's Online Health and Medical Administrative Services Associate's Degree Program!

With an Associate of Applied Science in Health and Medical Administrative Services, you will be able to enter the workforce as a health care administrator. A healthcare administrator handles the administrative tasks in a health care facility. Health care administrators must employ effective communication and customer relations as well as perform organizational and administrative tasks. The College of Health Care Professions’ Health and Medical Administrative Services Associate of Applied Science Degree Completion Program prepares you to join the workforce as a health care administrator in less than eight months.

Apply Today!

Learn more about becoming a health care administrator with CHCP's Associate of Applied Science Degree Program!

Apply Now

Program Details

Program Length

Online : 32 weeks

Available Locations

San Antonio - South Online
Courses
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?

Upon graduation from our program you will be well-equipped in all healthcare administration skills and knowledge. Some of these skills and knowledge include:

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

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.

CHCP Career Services

If you choose The College of Health Care Professions for your Health and Administrative Services AAS, 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.

What Career Options are Available?

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

Job Titles

With an AAS degree in Health and Medical Administrative Services, you can obtain a job working in health care administration. Some of the job titles you can apply for include

  • 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:

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

If you would like to know more about CHCP’s 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.

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 program, you must 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 2.0in the certificate or diploma program
  • Must have the ability to read and write in English
  • Must have good coordination and be professional at all times

If you are ready to enroll or would like to receive more information on this program, fill out the form to contact an admissions advisor today!

Desktop Tablet Mobile