Associate of Science in Health Care Administration
California Coast University is dedicated to providing busy professional students with the most relevant and accessible education needed for success in the competitive job market. Students may be able to gain a critical foundation in their business education pursuit by attending the Associate of Science degree program available through distance learning and online courses. The School of Business and Management offers the associate degree program with concentrations in Business Administration, Business Marketing and Health Care Administration.
The health administration concentration is a specialized curriculum designed for students seeking to enter the healthcare industry. Tasks would involve performing non-medical responsibilities, and aiding in the effective and efficient operation of a hospital, physician's office, after care center or insurance providers. Health administration is a crucial dynamic in the healthcare industry, providing leadership, management and administration skills in organizations such as hospitals, health care systems, and public health systems. Students of the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in health administration can enter the competitive job market with the valuable knowledge and understanding of health care fundamentals.
The administration discipline is known to provide management and leadership functions to professional institutions supplementing the medical staff in non-patient duties. Administrators can be either general or specific in the tasks they complete. Generalists are trained individuals responsible for managing an entire facility. Specialists are individuals responsible for the strategic and efficient operation of a critical and specific department such as policy analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting, human resources, or marketing. Potential graduates must complete the minimum required 60 semester units, comprised of 6 core health administrative courses, 10 general business education courses, and the students choice of 4 elective courses to best fit personal aspirations.
Graduates may be able to enter the professional arena of healthcare with the confidence to ensure specific outcomes are attained, individual departments perform efficiently, employees are placed within acceptable and challenging positions as well as meeting expectations. Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within advanced organizations providing all levels of patient care. Students wishing to earn a degree in the health sciences are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state and local governing agencies.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Council for Higher Education Associate and the Accrediting Commision of the Distance Education and Training Council.
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