Fascinated by business and medicine? Wish you could work in both fields? Now you can with an associate degree in Health Services Management from Montco. 

After graduation you can look forward to beginning entry-level, clinical management positions at hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, health and wellness centers and holistic health practices. You can also use your degree as a stepping stone to further education.

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills appropriate to the health services management environment;
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and ethical principles in managing business office situations including customer and personnel relationships;
  • Apply business management principles and techniques to the dynamic and expanding health services environment.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS-110 or CMS-120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
ENG-102, ENG-115 or ENG-117 English Composition II, Writing for Technical Communication or Writing for Business and Industry 3
OFM-101 Business Software Essentials 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ACC-110 Business Mathematics 3
BIO-103 or BIO-130 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 3-4
ESW-210 or ESW-236 Holistic Health: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices or Personal Health and Wellness Education 3
HCP-114, HCP-120 or MGT-210 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals, Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions or Ethical Decision Making in Business 3
HCP-224 Medical Terminology 3
HCP-225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
HCP-228 Electronic Medical Records Management 3
MGT-111 Principles of Management 3
MGT-131 Human Resources Management 3
MGT-160 Customer Relationship Management 3
MGT-221 Supervision 3
PSY-137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Electives 1 Electives 9

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ACC-110 Business Math 3
HCP-224 Medical Terminology 3
OFM-101 Business Software Essentials 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
MGT-111 Principles of Management 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
BIO-103 or BIO-130 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 3-4
HCP-225 Health Insurance and Professional Billing 3
ESW-210 or ESW-236 Holistic Health: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices or Personal Health and Wellness Education 3
MGT-131 Human Resources Management 3
Elective Elective1 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HCP-228 Electronic Medical Records Management 3
ENG-102, ENG-115 or ENG-117 English Composition II or Writing for Technical Communication or Writing for Business and Industry 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
MGT-160 Customer Relationship Management 3
Elective Elective2 3-4

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HCP-114, HCP-120 or MGT-210 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Care Professionals, Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions or Ethical Decision Making in Business 3
MGT-221 Supervision 3
Elective Elective3 3
PSY-137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
CMS-110 or CMS-120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3

1MGT 110 Introduction to Business or MAT-106 Mathematics Applications is recommended.

Medical Coding students take HCP-226 Principles of Medical Coding I; Medical Office Assistant students recommended to take MGT-110 Intro to Business or MAT-106 Math Applications

Medical Coding students take HCP-227 Principles of Medical Coding II; Medical Office Assistant students take MAS-117 Medical Office Administration (4 credits)

Medical Coding students take HCP-230 CPT Coding and Reimbursement Methods; Medical Office Assistant students take MAS-118 Professional Essentials for the Medical Office