The Health Care Management and Administration program is designed for students who are interested in health and health care in America. Students in the program realize that public health and health care are major public concerns and plan to seek employment in one of a variety of health-related management, administrative, supportive, planning and policy positions. This program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of both the business and health fields. The program offers the first two years of an undergraduate major developed for students with an interest in non-clinical or non-technical health and health care careers.
Students in the Health Care Management and Administration program can expect to achieve the following objectives: 1) a comprehensive understanding of health care issues and the health care system that will underpin various educational and career goals; 2) training in basic administrative, managerial and methodological skills; 3) preparation for entry-level employment in the community's health and health care organizations, and in support systems in the private and public sectors; and 4) preparation for a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in health services administration or a related field.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Health Care Management and Administration, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution which offers a baccalaureate in health care management, administration, and/or policy.