Health Services Management

 

This program serves the needs of those interested in health care, but in a non-direct patient care environment.

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Evolve, Innovate and Regulate

Our Health Services Management program will teach you how to plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care. You will learn about evolving health care systems, technological innovations and today’s regulatory environment. As our program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college, you will develop administrative, technical, problem-solving and human relations skills, and prepare to become an effective health care manager. Part of your focus during the program will be investigating the social, political, economic and financial issues that affect health care. This cross-section of focal points will teach you to differentiate between payment systems, prepare and manage budgets, conduct financial analyses, develop coding and reimbursement policies, and define the major types of health care reimbursement methods.

Careers

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Medical and Health Service Manager – est. salary $102,422*
Compliance Manager – est. salary $85,085*
Administrative Services Manager – est. salary $105,276

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Health Services Management degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AH 103 - Medical Terminology 3 credits Required for BIOL 109. Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits Required to receive a grade of C or better to register for ENGL 102 ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits Students must earn a grade of “C” or better Technology Competency
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits Prerequisite to MATH 150 and MATH 251 that must be completed within first 24 credits of the program. Mathematics
BIOL 109 - Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits Prerequisite for BIOL 110. Must receive a grade of “C” or better to be eligible for transfer to four-year university.
Required in transfer programs. Students should visit the science-learning lab for support.
Natural Science
  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102-The Research Paper 3 credits ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better is prerequisite. Major Course
MATH 150-Introductory Data Analysis
or
MATH 251-Statistics for Science
3 credits
or
4 credits
Must earn a grade of “C” or better.
Prerequisite for AH 222 and AH 224.
Math placement of FNMT 118 with grade of “C” or better or MATH 161 placement.
Major Course
BIOL 110-Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits BIOL 109 with a grade of “C” or better is prerequisite. Major Course
AH 112-Medical Administrative Procedures 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Major Course
AH 116-Interpersonal and Professional Skills in Health Care 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Major Course
Meets American/Global Diversity Requirement

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AH 120-Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite course for AH 222 and 224. Major Course
AH 204-Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite for AH 222, AH 224 and AH 260. ENGL 101 is course prerequisite. Major Course
ACCT 101-Financial Accounting 4 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better to be eligible for transfer to four-year university. Major Course
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography
3 credits   Social Sciences
HIST 150-History of American Health Care 3 credits   Humanities
Fulfills all of the Major Academic Approaches (American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, and Writing Intensive

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AH 222 - Health Care Policy and Administration 3 credits Must receive a grade of “C” or better.
Prerequisites: AH 120 and AH 204 with grade of “C” or better; MATH 150 or MATH 251 with grade of “C” or better.
Major Course
AH 224 - Current Issues and Trends in Health Care 3 credits
Must receive a grade of “C” or better.
Prerequisites: AH 120 and AH 204 with grade of “C” or better; MATH 150 or MATH 251 with grade of “C” or better.
Major Course
AH 260 - Supervisory Management in Health Care 3 credits
Must receive a grade of “C” or better.
Prerequisite: AH 204 with grade of “C” or better.
Major Course
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 3 credits   Social Science
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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