Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree Program

Group of health care professionals

Charter Oak's online bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration is designed to provide professionals working in the healthcare industry, or a healthcare related industry such as insurance, with the knowledge required to create, implement and efficiently administer programs and services delivered by healthcare and healthcare 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.

  • HCA 101 Health Care Systems and Administration

    3 credits
  • HCA 201 Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles

    3 credits
  • ACC 101 Financial Accounting

    3 credits
  • HCA 211 Health Care Finance/Business Finance

    3 credits
  • HCA 311 Economics of Health and Health Care

    3 credits
  • HCA 301 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care

    3 credits
  • HCA 401 Regulatory and Accrediting Requirements

    3 credits
  • HRM 310 Human Resource Management

    3 credits
  • One of the following:
    HCA 450 Leadership in Health Care Administration
    MGT 450 Leadership Practices
    MGT 451 Team Leadership

    3 credits
  • Electives in Business, (e.g. MGT 315, MGT 365)
    Health Care (e.g. HCA 325, HCA 330, HCA 350, HCA 411)
    or in an approved related field

    6 credits
  • HCA 499 Capstone (Culminating course in concentration)

    3 credits
  • MAT 105 Co-requisite: Statistics

    3 credits
  • HCA 105 Co-requisite: Medical Terminology

    3 credits
  • Total

    42 credits

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

Janice Andrews

Cindy Edgerton

Rachael Gagner D'Andrea

Michael Hartwig

Cynthia James

Neil Mathur

Julie Pursley

Frank Valier

Outcomes & Pathways

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

  1. Describe the different types of healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare.
  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 healthcare industry.
  11. Identify and apply strategic management principles and concepts.

Question: How do I redeem my qualified credential(s) for undergraduate and/or graduate college credit with Charter Oak?

Answer: Tell us which credentials/certifications you’ve earned when you apply along with your member ID. We’ll do the rest. View the full list of evaluated professional credentials for credit.

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) up to 20
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) up to 23
  • Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) up to 19
  • Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) up to 17
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) up to 10
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) up to 4
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) up to 35
  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) up to 23
  • Certified Professional Biller (CPB) up to 9
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) up to 19
  • Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) up to 23
  • Health Information and Management Systems, Certified Professional (CPHIMS) up to 9
  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) up to 25
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technologist (CPT) up to 4
  • Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) up to 23
  • Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) up to 29
  • Emergency Medical Services Responder (EMR) up to 2
  • Emergency Medical Services Technician (EMT) up to 6
  • Emergency Medical Services Technician, Advanced (EMT-A) up to 8
  • Health Services Executive (HSE)* up to 19
  • Nurse, Licensed Practical (LPN) up to 16
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging technician (MRIT) up to 16
  • Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) up to 3
  • Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (RET) up to 19
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) up to 48
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) up to 37
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) up to 24
  • Nurse, Registered (RN) up to 64
  • Radiologic Technologist (RT) up to 33
  • Paramedic up to 41

*Approved for Graduate level.

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