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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Health Care Management, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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Second Semester (15-16 credits)

ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
AHM 233 - Medical Terminology3
ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles3
Any Global Understanding and Diversity and Social Justice designated course 3 credits
MAT120 (or higher must be Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course 3-4 credits

Third Semester (16 credits)

AHA 209 - Philosophy of Managed Care3
AHM 130 - Medical Coding Concepts for Allied Health3
BUS 230 - Principles of Marketing3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
BUS 130 - Business Communication3
COMM 100 - Interpersonal Communication3
Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 4 credits

Total Credits: 61-62