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.
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.