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Health Care Management - Associate of Applied Science

Health Care Management - Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for Your Career in Health Care Management Today with an Associate's Degree from CHCP

The College of Health Care Professions Online Health Care Management Associate’s (AAS) Degree prepares allied health personnel to take on leadership positions in health care administration. Health care managers oversee medical facilities, managing the way health care is delivered. Because they know the inner workings of the health care system, they are able to help health care facilities navigate through the ever-changing health care industry. Health care managers utilize project management and leadership skills to maintain and improve the operating and functioning of health care facilities. By joining their ranks, you will be able to help practices run smoothly. If you want to put your big-picture thinking, project management abilities, and health care administration skills to work, you want an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from The College of Health Care Professions in Health Care Management.

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Program Details

Program Length

Online : 80 weeks

Available Locations

Online
Courses
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIIIModule IXModule X

Computer Applications in Health Care

POFT101

This course introduces the student to the essential concepts necessary to make effective use of the computer for Web-based research and its application in health care. In addition to gaining an understanding of what a computer can do and how it works, students will learn how to prepare documents working with Windows and Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

POFT103

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 

Medical Terminology

HPRS101

This course is an introduction to medical terminology and covers terminology associated with the structure of the body, the integumentary, muscular and skeletal systems, the lymphatic, immune, and cardiovascular systems, the urinary, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems, the eyes and ears, the reproductive and endocrine systems, diagnostic and imaging procedures, and pharmacology. 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 

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 

Anatomy and Physiology

SCIT103

This course is an introduction to the human body and includes chemistry and the human body, the structure and function of membranes, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Additionally, mechanisms of disease, human development, inheritance, weights and measures, and normal physiological values are studied. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Medical Office Procedures/Management

LTCA106

This course introduces the student to the workings of the medical office. Included in the course is medical ethics and liability, oral, written, and interpersonal communications, managing medical records, collecting fees, indexing and filing claims, finances, working with a database, and identifying and demonstrating an understanding of clinical duties, including lab and minor surgical procedures, diagnostic tests, and emergencies. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Psychology

PSYT101

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 

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 

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 

Business Law and Legal Aspects in Health Care

HITT208

This course covers the legal system and legal environment of business today. It is designed to provide the student with information on the essentials of the nature of law and the functions of the judicial system in the business environment. Covered in the course is an overview of legal characteristics of a sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations, as well as those concepts related to the law and the health care industry, including patients’ rights, negligence and malpractice, licensure, privacy and confidentiality, and decision making. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

English Composition

ENGL101

This course provides the student with instruction and practice in expository writing and emphasizes grammatical and mechanical accuracy and proper essay form. Emphasis is placed on clarity, logical organization, unity and coherence of central idea and supporting material. 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 

Medical Coding I

POFM201

This course covers the role of the health insurance specialist and includes legal concerns, managed care, the life cycle of a health insurance claim, diagnosis coding procedures, the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems, HCFA reimbursement, coding from various source documents, BC/BS, Medicare and Medicaid, TRICARE/CHAMPUS, and workers’ compensation. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Administrative Procedures and Customer Service Principles

LTCA205

Medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, interpersonal communications, bookkeeping tasks, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and computer use in the medical office. Additionally, this course introduces students to the principles of customer service including determining customer expectations; provide quality customer service, as well as researching customer satisfaction. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Medical Coding II

POFM202

This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and covers procedural coding guidelines for use with the ICD-9-CM classifications, CPT coding, evaluation and management, primary care, anesthesia/general surgery, integumentary system, orthopedics, cardiology, OB/GYN, radiology, pathology and laboratory, billing and collections, filing the claim form, handling reimbursement and auditing and appeals. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Electronic Health Records Management

HITT205

This course covers the functions of the medical records clerk and the health information management department. Concepts covered include processing electronic medical records, assembly of medical records, analysis of the record, physician incomplete data, confidentiality issues and release of information. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Principles of Accounting

ACNT203

This course covers the purposes and uses of accounting systems, including how to analyze accounting transactions, accounting equations, the framework of the double-entry system, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, updating the worksheet, and preparing financial statements, and the closing process. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Health Care Delivery Systems, Organization and Administration

LTCA206

This course covers those concepts involved in health care delivery systems, organization and administration, planning and evaluation. Included in the course is a survey of the programs, services, and facilities in the continuum of health care, analysis of organizational patterns of various types of health care institutions, including roles and responsibilities, and models for planning and program evaluation in the health care setting, including methods for identifying, gathering, and utilizing data as information for decision making. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Project Management I

BMGT206

This course will assist students in preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Students will learn the terminology, tools, and techniques that are required to take a project from the initiating process to planning, executing, controlling, and closing. In addition to providing students with an overview of key concepts from PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fourth Edition (PMBOK), this course is designed to build confidence and raise the students' chances of passing the PMP Exam. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

What Skills Will I Learn?

In order to be a successful healthcare manager, you must embody a variety of communication and administrative skills, which allow you to exceed in a managerial position. Here are a few of the skills and concepts you will learn in our program:

  • Managerial communication abilities
  • Project management
  • Fundamental knowledge competencies
  • Personnel leadership
  • Change management
  • Basic foundations of sociology, business, economics.
  • Risk management in health care settings
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Business law and legal aspects in health care
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Healthcare statistics
  • Organizational change management
  • Healthcare financing
  • Healthcare data validation and workflow analysis

Job Outlook

The healthcare management career field is growing, and it is expected to continue growing by 18% by 2028. This growth is much higher than the average for all other occupations. This growth is likely due to the increasing need for medical care, as the large baby boomer population ages.1 Consider that you could be a part of this growth with our 96-week online program. To learn more about healthcare manager salary, job outlook, and employment statistics, visit The Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Career Search

When you are ready to graduate, we will be there to help you transition from education to employment. Our Career Services can help with resume writing, interviewing tips, and job placement. Visit our Career Services page to learn more.

What Career Options are Available with a Health Care Management AAS Degree?

Job Titles

Upon graduating from our online program, you will receive your Associate’s Degree in Health Care Management. From there, your career options are just beginning to unfold. As you search for jobs that will utilize your newly acquired skills, it is best to be aware of the various titles you can apply for:

  • Healthcare office manager
  • Medical office manager
  • Health services manager
  • Medical services manager
  • Executive medical managerial assistant
  • Medical record manager
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Physician practice manager
  • Quality and Improvement manager
  • Patient finance manager
  • Health insurance manager
  • Healthcare department manager
  • Population health manager
  • Managed care representative
  • Program Director

Work Settings

With a Health Care Management Associate’s Degree, you can work in a variety of medical office settings. Here are a few places where you will be able to work after you graduate:

  • Physician office
  • Group medical practice
  • Long-term medical care facility
  • Hospital
  • Medical or diagnostic laboratory

Ready to advance your career? Just fill out the form. Someone will be in contact with you soon providing you with more information on CHCP’s Health Care Management Associate’s Degree program.

How Do I Enroll?

If you are ready to advance your healthcare career, The College of Health Care Professions is for you. This program is a part of our innovate Accelerate Program. CHCP students can enroll and earn 10% off their degree with our Alumni Discount.  To enroll in our Health Care Management Associate’s Degree program, just make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a Certificate From an Accredited College in a Health Care Related topic such as Medical Assisting, Medical Coding and Billing, or other. 
  • Must take the Scholastic Level Exam and pass with a minimum score of 17.
  • Must be able to read and write in English
  • Must have good coordination, and be neat and professional at all times
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