Programs

Health Care Management (Degree)

Program Description 

The Health Care Management Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with the programmatic preparation necessary to perform as a professional manager in a health care setting. Program graduates are trained to organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients' medical and treatment histories.

Students will be placed in the Health Care Management Degree if they plan to complete one of the following degrees:

  • Orthopaedic Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology

Students applying for any of the above Allied Health programs are admitted to the college in the Health Care Management Degree program. Students must satisfy additional entrance criteria for each Allied Health program.

Program graduates receive an Associates of Applied Science Health Care Management Degree.

 

Program Details

  • Major Code: HC23
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 60

Admission Requirements

(Download Program Application, PDF)

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Term Course Title Credits
First Term
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
- MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
OR - MATH 1111 College Algebra
OR - MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
Second Term
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
ENGL 1102 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities 3
Third Term
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
- COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
OR - COLL 1500 Student Success
MAST 1010 Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office 2
MGMT 1100 Principles of Management 3
Fourth Term
MGMT 2115 Human Resource Management 3
ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I 4
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Management 3
Fifth Term
ALHS 1140 Health Care Communications 3
PSYC 2103 Human Development 3
ACCT 1105 Financial Accounting II 4

Occupational Courses - Select Courses with Minimum 24 combined credit hours:

Course Title Credits
ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I 4
ACCT 1105 Financial Accounting II 4
ALHS 1140 Health Care Communication 3
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 1211 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1211L Chemistry Lab I 1
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
MAST 1060 Medical Office Procedures 4
MAST 1110 Administrative Practice Management 3
MGMT 2115 Human Resource Management 3
PHYS 1110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 1110L Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PSYC 2103 Human Development 3
management and leadership specialist

Program Faculty

Annie Tucker
Program Assistant
Annie.tucker@sctech.edu
770-412-3325
Griffin