At Penn Foster College, students have the opportunity earn an Health Care Management – AS Degree*. The program begins with an introduction to health care and a brief history of technology in health care and medicine. Important when working in health care is the law and ethics of what you are providing and how it is carried out. The course Law and Ethics in Medicine provides students with knowledge of the issues concerning the delivery of health care, as well as the importance of confidentiality and informed consent.
Students pursuing a degree in health care management are expected to complete foundational courses in math and English to be allowed to progress in the program. Semesters two-four challenge students with more specialized course materials directly relevant to a career in health care management. Students may also take courses such as HIPAA Compliance, Health Care Statistics, and Human Resources Management.
The final semester allows for the choice of a general education elective. Students may choose to take music, art, or literature classes. In the form of a comprehensive review, students close the course with a practicum in Health Care Management. During this course students test their knowledge and skills by performing research tasks in a work environment, under the guidance of a supervisor.
*Residents of Minnesota will receive the Associate of Applied Science upon completing this program.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.