Charter Oak's online bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration is designed 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.
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Major Requirements Credits Course(s) TOTAL 42 cr Health Care Systems and Administration 3 cr HCA 101 Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles 3 cr HCA 201 Financial Accounting 3 cr ACC 101 Health Care Finance/Business Finance 3 cr HCA 211 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care 3 cr HCA 301 Economics of Health and Health Care 3 cr HCA 311 Regulatory and Accrediting Requirements 3 cr HCA 401 Human Resource Management 3 cr HRM 301
One of the following:
- Leadership in Health Care Administration
- Leadership Practices
- Team Leadership
3 cr HCA 450 Electives in Business, Management, MIS, Informatics, Health Care, or in an approved related field 6 cr Examples: MGT 315, HCA 350 Capstone (Culminating course in concentration) 3 cr HCA 499 Co-requisite: Statistics 3 cr MAT 105 Co-requisite: Medical Terminology 3 cr HCA 105
Only grades of C or higher may be included in the major.
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.