A.S. in Healthcare Management
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Health Care Management program prepares graduates to work with health data, applications systems and manage electronic health information databases. Given the importance of information accuracy, privacy and security, HIT graduates are prepared for involvement in regulatory compliance and quality assessment activities designed to ensure that health information systems support patient care and safety. They work with nurses, physicians, other healthcare providers, and managers and technical specialists in a variety of settings such as hospitals, long-term-care facilities, insurance and managed care organizations, government agencies and vendor firms.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The HCM program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:
Perform complex clinical coding tasks.
Support healthcare data analysis and management using applications software.
Abstract, analyze and manage healthcare data.
Use principles of life sciences and information technology to implement and evaluate solutions to healthcare information technology problems.
CAREERS: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Clerk, Medical-Record Administrator, Executive Assistant.
Requirements: CREDITS Seven (7) General Education Courses = 28 Credits (with all Associate Degree programs of study)
General Education Courses include: CSC 100, College Success Course, PD 100, Professional Development, ECO 101, Economics, ENG 101, HIS 101, PSY 101- Psychology, SOC 101 – Sociology.