Health Care Administration Major

Professionals working in Health Care Administration

Health Care Administration Major

Charter Oak's new online bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration is designated to provide professionals working in the health care industry, or a health care related industry such as insurance, with the knowledge required to create, implement and efficiently administer programs and services delivered by health care and health care related organizations. This major requires a minimum of 42 credits.

Potential students who are interested in this Health Care Administration major may also be interested in our Health Information Management major.

Major Requirements

Requirement Credits  
Health Care Systems and Administration 3 HCA 101
Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles 3 HCA 201
Financial Accounting 3 ACC 101 Financial Accounting
Health Care Finance/Business Finance 3 HCA 211 Health Care Finance
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care 3 HCA 301
Economics of Health and Health Care 3 HCA 311
Regulatory and Accrediting Requirements 3 HCA 401
Human Resource Management 3 HRM 301

One of the following:

  • Leadership in Health Care Administration
  • Leadership Practices
  • Team Leadership
3 HCA 450
Electives in Business, Management, MIS, Informatics, Health Care, or in an approved related field 6 Examples: MGT 315 Organizational Behavior, HCA 350 Transcultural Competency in Health Care Administration
Capstone - HCA 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3  
Co-requisite: Statistics 3 MAT 105 Statistics
Co-requisite: Medical Terminology 3 HCA 105 Medical Terminology
TOTAL: 42  


Only grades of C or higher may be included in the major.

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.