Academic Catalog

Health Care Management, Associate in Applied Science (AHM)

Effective: Fall 2021

The Health Care Management curriculum prepares students for management roles in a rapidly changing health care environment. Once focused on episodes of treatment for acute disease, the health care industry now emphasizes lifelong health maintenance and wellness promotion. The program is intended for health care workers who require new knowledge and skills to compete in the changing health care marketplace. It will also be useful for those individuals with no previous health care experience who seek non-clinical entry-level positions in health care, or who plan to continue their education in the field of health care administration.

An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon completion of the program with a 2.0 GPA and a “C” or better in all Allied Health and Nursing (AHN) courses.

  • Identify effective communication skills for the health care environment.
  • Identify forces impacting health care and their effect on delivery.
  • Describe ethical and legal issues related to health care delivery.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a manager.
  • Explore aspects of healthcare financial management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
AHM 102 Introduction to Health Care 3
AHA 207 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Health Care Management 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
AHM 233 Medical Terminology 3
ECO 220 Microeconomic Principles 3
Any Diversity and Social Justice designated course 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Modern College Mathematics  
Any higher Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course
 
 Hours15-16
Third Semester
AHA 209 Philosophy of Managed Care 3
AHM 130 Medical Coding Concepts for Allied Health 3
BUS 215 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 130
Business Communication
or Interpersonal Communication
3
Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 4
 Hours16
Fourth Semester
AHA 206 Reimbursement and Financing in Managed Care 3
AHM 202 Fundamentals of Health Information Technology Science 3
AHM 140 Professional and Communication Issues in Health Care 3
BUS 210 Principles of Management 3
Allied Health/Business Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours61-62

Notes

Diversity and Social Justice designated courses.

Quantitative Reasoning designated courses.

Scientific Inquiry designated courses.

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This program is offered 100% online

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