Health Care Administration Major
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration 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.
Students may be subject to a criminal background check and drug screening prior to being placed in any internship. Furthermore, anyone convicted of a felony and even some misdemeanors will not be able to complete most certification and licensing exams, nor find gainful employment in most health care settings.
HCA 101: Health Care Systems and Administration
HCA 201: Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles
ACC 101: Financial Accounting
HCA 211: Health Care Finance
HCA 311: Economics of Health and Health Care
HCA 301: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care
HCA 401: Regulatory & Accrediting Requirements
HRM 310: Human Resource Management
One of the following:
Electives in Business, Management, MIS, Informatics, Health Care or in an approved related field
HCA 499: Capstone
- MAT 105: Statistics
- HCA 105: Medical Terminology
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:
- describe the different types of health care delivery systems and services by comparing past, present, and anticipated changes;
- discuss human resource management, behaviors, diversity, and policies and procedures;
- review legal and ethical responsibilities in the healthcare organization as they relate to patient/client rights;
- demonstrate an understanding of how health care quality is delivered, measured, and monitored using research methods to assess customer service and client satisfaction;
- describe economic factors and payment sources that influence health care decisions of the population served;
- explain financial risk and risk to the organization through evaluation and interpretation of appropriate data and performance reports;
- identify regulatory and voluntary accrediting standards, process improvement concepts and principles and application to health care;
- recognize the value of clinical informatics in making informed care decisions;
- demonstrate communication, teamwork, leadership skills and competencies;
- discuss global factors affecting the health care industry: and
- identify and apply strategic management principles and concepts.