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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Health Care Administration

The Health Care Administration degree is designed to provide professionals working in the health care industry with the knowledge required to create, implement and efficiently administer programs and services delivered by health care organizations.

Major Requirements:

Health Care Systems and Administration

3cr

Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles

3cr

Financial Accounting

3cr

Health Care Finance/Business Finance

3cr

Economics of Health and Health Care

3cr

Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care

3cr

Regulatory & Accrediting Requirements

3cr

Human Resource Management

3cr

One of the following: Leadership in Health Care Administration, Leadership Practices, Team Leadership

3cr

Electives in Business, Management, MIS, Informatics, Health Care or in an approved related field

6cr

Statistics (co-req)

3cr

Medical Terminology (co-req)

3cr

Capstone

3cr

Individuals who plan to seek licensure in Health Care Administration or other public health capacities should investigate the requirements of such licensure. A degree from Charter Oak State College is not a professional degree and does not guarantee or assure automatic qualification for certification. However, the bachelor's degree provides the courses needed for entry into a graduate program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Health Care Administration will be able to:

  1. describe the different types of health care delivery systems and services by comparing past, present, and anticipated changes;
  2. discuss human resource management, behaviors, diversity, and policies and procedures;
  3. review legal and ethical responsibilities in the healthcare organization as they relate to patient/client rights;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of how health care quality is delivered, measured, and monitored using research methods to assess customer service and client satisfaction;
  5. describe economic factors and payment sources that influence health care decisions of the population served;
  6. explain financial risk and risk to the organization through evaluation and interpretation of appropriate data and performance reports;
  7. identify regulatory and voluntary accrediting standards, process improvement concepts and principles and application to health care;
  8. recognize the value of clinical informatics in making informed care decisions;
  9. demonstrate communication, teamwork, leadership skills and competencies;
  10. discuss global factors affecting the health care industry: and
  11. identify and apply strategic management principles and concepts.