Healthcare Management - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (3606)
Has the idea of a career in the healthcare industry always attracted you? If you naturally enjoy the business side of healthcare and have a passion for helping others, a career in medical practice management or medical office management may be the perfect fit for your interests and goals. HACC’s Healthcare Management program can be the way to get there.
After completing our two-year program and receiving your Associate in Applied Science degree, you’ll be prepared for entry-level management positions within the healthcare industry. If pursuing a bachelor’s degree is of interest, then we can help you transfer your credits to a four-year school.
Healthcare professionals with an active credential and currently working in the field may qualify for the associate degree in health science. You can receive 30 credits toward graduation for the credential and receive a similar degree that requires fewer courses.
With our Healthcare Management program, you’ll embark on a career path that can lead to medical practice management or medical office management positions including:
- Practitioner offices
- Holistic health practices
- Long-term care facilities
- Wellness centers.
If you’re already working as a healthcare clinician, this degree can also prepare you to advance to a management position in the healthcare industry.
This program may be a perfect fit for your career goals if you:
- Consider yourself detail-oriented and organized
- Can multitask in a high-pressure environment
- Describe yourself as a natural problem solver who can think creatively
- Work well with others and can offer compassionate support
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You’ll prepare for entry-level management positions within the healthcare industry. You’ll be taught management, marketing and accounting principles that apply to the healthcare environment.
By completing our program, you will learn how to:
- Communicate effectively and professionally in business management situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening and electronic media
- Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support business management and organizational decision making
- Describe economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts of global organizational management policies
- Evaluate healthcare management issues including financial, legal, operational and administrative procedures
- Use team building skills in the accomplishment of group goals and objectives
- Work effectively, respectfully, ethically and professionally with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender and other backgrounds and with people who have different organizational roles, social affiliations and personalities
- Solve problems related to healthcare management using critical thinking skills
- Utilize research methods to collect and analyze information regarding management concepts
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
- Review our new academic maps (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
This program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. Should you choose to transfer to a 4-year school, HACC has negotiated an agreement with Bloomsburg that will allow you to transfer with no loss of credits and complete a bachelor’s degree right here in Harrisburg. For other transfer options, check with your advisor or go to our Transfer Services Page.
As a HACC Healthcare Management student, your transfer options include:
|Central Penn College:||Healthcare Mgt. to Business Admin. Healthcare Admin (pdf)|
|Elizabethtown College, Accelerated Programs:||Health Care Management into Health Care Administration (pdf)|
|Penn State Harrisburg:||Healthcare Management into Health Policy and Administration (pdf)|
|Penn State Mont Alto:||Program to Program Agreements (pdf)|
|Saint Francis University - Francis Worldwide:||Healthcare Management (A.A.S.) (pdf)|
Conveniently YOURS, you can complete the entire program through virtual learning. You may also complete the program at all of our campuses provided you take some of your required coursework through virtual learning.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.
Yes! You can view approximately 200 scholarship opportunities offered through the HACC Foundation by visiting hacc.edu/scholarships. Please browse the eligibility requirements before applying.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. Visit our website to apply anytime. When you apply, make sure you include program code 3606 with your application. This code is unique to the Healthcare Management program and ensures you’re applying to the correct one.
If you’re passionate about helping others, we want to help YOU get there. Choose HACC for our innovative instructors, convenient class schedules and various transfer opportunities. To learn more about your career options in the healthcare management field, please contact an admissions counselor or the business studies department chair, Steve Lustig, to request more information.