Health Services Administration-Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Berkeley College - New York
Berkeley College offers an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Health Services for students who want to take the first step in a career in medicine or interested in learning about health-related careers and sciences and the fields of health and health services management. Students will develop an understanding of the different areas of expertise in health services and will learn about the function of health organization and health and medical practices as for-profit and not-for-profit businesses.
The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include introduction to health services, ethical and legal aspects of health services, managed care and health insurance, health communications, health services management, computer applications in health services, special topics in health services, business organization and management, expository writing, writing through literature, public speaking, macroeconomics, psychology, and fundamentals of accounting for managers.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate effective communication skills at the individual and group levels, to identify the components of health sciences and external environmental factors related to the studies of health sciences, to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and dynamics of the healthcare industry, as well as the roles and contributions of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and practitioners, to analyze the responsibility and operations of a health sciences professional, and to identify and issues and learn the roles of clinical practitioners in health sciences.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Application requires: certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education. Official transcripts.
During the Great Depression, women attended Berkeley College, in New York City, to learn vital executive secretarial skills. First established by Alyea M. Brick in 1931, Berkeley added a two-year secretarial program awarding college credit and then opened a second campus in 1936. With the introductions of computers and new technologies, Berkeley College expanded horizons, adding additional campus locations, increasing the number of academic programs, and admitting male students by 1977. Today, the private, for-profit Berkeley College maintains three campus locations in New York and six locations in New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online. Students can pursue associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with certificate programs.
Berkeley College Online offers degree programs for non-traditional students and students requiring added flexibility. Courses are delivered asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments at their pace and have access to coursework 24/7. Typical online classes include reading and writing assignments, in addition to discussion boards and possible online group projects.
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