Associate Degree in Health Care Management

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Program overview

  • Diploma / certificate
  • Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Start dates

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Program description

The Health Care Management curriculum prepares students for management roles in a rapidly changing health care environment. Once focused on episodes of treatment for acute disease. the health care industry now emphasizes lifelong health maintenance and wellness promotion. The program is intended for health care workers who require new knowledge and skills to compete in the changing health care marketplace. It will also be useful for those individuals with no previous health care experience who seek non-clinical entry-level positions in health care, or who plan to continue their education in the field of health care administration.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Ethical/Legal Aspects of Health Care Management
  • Introduction to Business

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Microeconomic Principles

ELECTIVES

  • Any Global Understanding and Diversity and Social Justice designated course
  • MAT120 (or higher must be Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course

Third Semester

  • Philosophy of Managed Care
  • Medical Coding Concepts for Allied Health
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

ELECTIVES

  • Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course

Fourth Semester

  • Reimbursement and Financing in Managed Care
  • Health Care Quality, Outcomes and Accreditation
  • Professional and Communication Issues in Health Care
  • Principles of Management

ELECTIVES

  • Allied Health/Business Elective

Scholarships & funding

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Qualification

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Use correct terminology related to the health care setting, patient care, and health care management.
  • Identify forces impacting health care and their effect on delivery, financing practice patterns, and utilization of personnel and services.
  • Examine the priorities, trends, and issues of managed care, managing risk and quality improvement, and measuring outcomes.
  • Describe the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of the health care environment.
  • Practice effective communication skills for the health care environment.
  • Explain roles, functions, and tools of a manager in the health care setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer technology and its use in the health care setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information.
  • Apply economic and business practices to the health care setting.
  • Solve problems related to health care management using critical thinking skills.
An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon completion of the program with a 2.0 GPA and a “C” or better in all AHESN courses.

Admission requirements

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About this institute

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree and, if they want, transfer into the second half of a four-year Bachelor degree. DCCC prides itself on excellent ESL programs for international students, small class sizes for more individual attention from professors, and one-on-one advising for academic, immigration and personal matters.

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Contact info

901 S. Media Line Rd PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania United States of America
+1 610-359-5050
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Want to know more about this program, Masters in General Management? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.