Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration

  • Degree Type Degree
  • Program outcomesTransfer
  • Area of StudyHealth
  • Total Credit Hours60-61

Lead the way in the health care industry

Montco’s new Health Care Administration degree puts you at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry.

If you’re looking for a career at the head of the fast-paced health care industry, think about earning a marketable degree in the new Health Care Administration Associate of Science program. By 2026, the medical and health services industry is expected to increase by 20 percent, meaning approximately 70,000 job opportunities for graduates.

This new program teaches you the major components of health care administration and the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals. Topics of discussion include law, ethics, cultural competency, communication, leadership and technology.

Students in the Medical Assistant Certificate, Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion and Medical Coding Certificate of Completion will be able to apply all their credits to this degree.

Program outcomes
  • Describe the major components of the US health care delivery system.
  • Apply concepts of leadership, communication, finance and technology to the health care industry.
  • Evaluate the impact of law, ethics and cultural competency on the provision and delivery of healthcare services.
  • Analyze the impact of emerging issues on the health care delivery systems.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110, CMS 120 or THA 105 Speech Communication, Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting I 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
OFM 101 or HCP 100 Business Software Essentials or Medical Office Technologies and the EHR 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 104/HCP-104/MAS-104 The Human Body in Health and Disease 3
HCP 114 or HCP 120 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals or Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions 3
HCP 140 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3
HCP 118, MGT 131, MKT 111 or MGT 221 Professional Essentials for a Healthcare Career, Human Resources Management, Principles of Marketing or Supervision 3
HCP 200 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCP 221 Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health  

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Electives* Electives 12
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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
OFM 101 or HCP 100 Business Software Essentials or Medical Office Technologies and the EHR 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
HCP 114 or HCP 120 Medial Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals or Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions 3
HCP 140 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3
Elective Elective 1 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
BIO 104/HCP-104/MAS-104 The Human Body in Health and Disease 3
MAT 106A Math Applications 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
Elective Elective 2 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 or THA 105 Speech Communication or Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting I 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4
Elective Elective 3 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HCP 118 or MGT 131 or MKT 111 or MGT 221 Professional Essentials for a Healthcare Career or Human Resources Management or Principles of Marketing or Supervision 3
HCP 200 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCP 221 Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Elective 4 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
OFM 101 or HCP 100 Business Software Essentials or Medical Office Technologies and the EHR 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology 3
HCP 114 or HCP 120 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals or Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
BIO 104/HCP-104/MAS-104 The Human Body in Health and Disease 3
MAT 106A Math Applications 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 or THA 105 Speech Communication or Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting I 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HCP 118 or MGT 131 or MKT 111 or MGT 221 Professional Essentials for a Healthcare Career or Human Resources Management or Principles of Marketing or Supervision 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Elective 4 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
HCP 140 Introduction to Healthcare Administration 3
Elective Elective 1 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
Elective Elective 2 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4
Elective Elective 3 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
HCP 200 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCP 221 Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3

 


Recommended Electives:

*Complete any 12 credits (from non-developmental courses) that best fulfill your specific transfer requirements and brings the required overall credits to the minimum for this program. Depending on requirements of your transfer institution, you may want to consider taking some of the following courses: ACC-115, ACC-116, ECO-110, ECO-121, ECO-122, MGT-131, MGT-141, MAT-130.

Medical Coding students take HCP-226 Principles of Medical Coding I; HCP-227 Principles of Medical Coding II; HCP-230 CPT Coding and Reimbursement Methods

Medical Office Assistant students take MAS-117 Medical Office Administration

Medical Assisting students take MAS-117 Medical Office Administration; MAS-113 Clinical Assiting I; MAS-123 Clinical Assisting II and MAS-121 Laboratory Procedures in the Medical Office