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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Healthcare Administration Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment as a supervisor, manager or assistant manager in a physician’s office or other medical practice. The program of study blends training in the principles of business operations, management, and healthcare administration, to include marketing, human resource management, reimbursement, accreditation standards, legal issues, and computer applications. A graduate of this program will be prepared for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry and will have the overall academic preparation needed to make it possible to advance to a higher-level position along with further education.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

*The HIM courses in this degree are only offered at the Medical Education Campus or through ELI.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ENG 116 Writing for Business 3
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3
HIM 142 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II 3
MKT 201 Intro to Marketing 3
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
4BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
5CST Elective 3
6ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
HIM 220 Health Statistics 3
Total   18
4th Semester
BUS 202 Applied Management Principles or 3
  BUS  242  Business Law II  
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
HIM 200 Survey of Health Care Administration 3
7___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
8PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   17
Total credits for the Healthcare Administration Specialization=69

Check course descriptions in this catalog for requirements regarding placement tests and/or prerequisites.

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor.

5 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

6 Students considering transfer may take ECO 201 or ECO 202 after consulting an academic advisor.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

8 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.