Associate’s Degree of Science in Healthcare Administration

Program Highlights
  • 2 Year Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition
Overview
Associate’s of Science in Healthcare Administration Program Description

To prepare students for opportunities in healthcare administration by introducing them to the unique language of healthcare and key concepts of the profession. Students will prepare for work in the challenging, fast-paced environments in healthcare settings by gaining foundational background in the functional areas of healthcare, such as vitalizing human resources, hospital finance/accounting, healthcare administration, leadership and operations. Students will identify key skills required in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, surgical facilities, rehabilitation centers, and emergency clinics. Students will recognize their responsibility to act ethically and nurture a culture of sound ethical practices in healthcare. Besides, students will be introduced to general education required for lifelong personal growth in today’s global economy along with the foundation of further studies.

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What You Receive
Career Outlook
Program Cost
Program Outcomes
  • Describe healthcare delivery systems along with their associated operational and financial considerations.
  • Describe the dynamic nature of healthcare administration and the strategic and operational issues inherent in managing healthcare systems
  • Explain basic accounting and budgeting processes of healthcare organizations, interpret common financial statements
  • Explain the legal, regulatory and ethical environment of healthcare and how it informs service delivery
  • Identify the oral and written communication skills required by healthcare professionals
  • Discuss the human resource challenges inherent in team and talent management and the supervision of individual and organizational performance
  • Describe how technology is utilized in healthcare, specifically the importance of electronic information systems and health records.
  • Recognize how leaders use information for critical thinking, problem solving and organizational effectiveness
  • Demonstrate an ability to find and use reference tools/resources

Associate Degree of Science in Healthcare Administration Plan 

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This Degree Map is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this degree program. A course with an “*” denotes its status as a general education course.

 

Course

Code

Course subject and Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

Semester One

LUO100

Lakewood University Orientation

 

0

HCA100

Introduction to Healthcare Administration

 

3

MEDTERM101

Medical Terminology

 

3

AGL100

College Algebra* 

 

3

ENG101

Introduction to English* 

 

3

Semester Two

PHL101

Introduction to Philosophy*

 

3

GOVT100

American Government*

 

3

ELHLTH100

Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records

 

3

ENVS100

Environmental Science*

 

3

Semester Three

ACCT100

Principles of Accounting I*

 

3

BIO100

Principles of Biology*

 

3

PSY100

Introduction to Psychology*

 

3

HCM200

Introduction to Healthcare Management

 

3

Semester Four

COMM100

Interpersonal Communication*

 

3

HMKTP200

Healthcare Marketing Principles 

 

3

MCRE200

Microeconomics*

 

3

HRSM100

Human Resources Management

 

3

Semester Five

AMLIT100

American Literature*

 

3

MIS200

Management Information System-

 

3

STAT200

Statistics*

 

3

ELCHC200

Ethical and Legal Considerations of Healthcare

 

3

Total Credit Hours:          60     .

What You Receive
  • Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Academic support by email, phone, or online
  • Personalized career guidance, including interview coaching
  • The option to celebrate your achievement and participate in our virtual graduation ceremony

Career Outlook

Hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, surgical facilities, rehabilitation centers, emergency clinics. All healthcare settings need medical practitioners, but they also need highly trained managers and administrators. As the healthcare industry expands to accommodate new treatments and an aging population, the demand for medical health services managers is set to explode. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 18% job growth in this field by 2028*, which is several times higher than the average growth rate for all occupations. The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $100,980 in May 2019.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited July 12, 2020).

Program Cost
Associate Degree Program Tuition- Full Time
Payment Plan Term Total Tuition Enroll

Payment Plan A – 12 Credit Hours

Payment in Full: $5,052.00
(per semester)

Tuition: $5,052.00
Associate Degree Program Tuition- Part time
Payment Plan Term Total Tuition  

Payment Plan B – 3 Credit Hours

Payment in Full: $1,363.00
(per semester)

Tuition=: $1,363.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term

Low Interest Financing

Lakewood University offers affordable, low interest payment plans. That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.

Low Monthly Payments

Lakewood University’s low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.

Convenient Payment Methods

We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone or by mail.

Military Education Benefits

We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Tuition Reimbursement

You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.

Qualifications

No one is turned down for the Monthly Payment Plans. However, Lakewood University does perform credit checks for all monthly payment applicants.

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