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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Health Studies, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Spring, 2018

The Associate of Applied Science in Health Studies is designed to offer students interested in working within the health care field an opportunity to attain the associate degree.  Students acquiring this degree would be able to pursue advancement opportunities within varied health care settings.  Examples of positions that would be applicable include: Billing Supervisor, Patient Service Representative, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Supply Manager, and Allied Health Instructor.  This program is especially advantageous for students who have completed certificates of competency and proficiency programs offered by the Allied Health and Nursing department and wish to complete a degreed course of study.  The program offers a broad view of health care related topics while providing a basic liberal study foundation. 

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 completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
  • Perform the administrative duties required in a health care setting.
  • Describe the ethical and legal issues related to health care delivery.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of health care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information including electronic health records.

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Fourth Semester (16 credits)

AHM 241 - Revenue Cycle Management and Reimbursement Methodologies3
AHM 185 - Medical Office Management4
AHA 207 - Ethical/Legal Aspects of Health Care Management3
(2 ) Open Elective (6 Credits)

An associate degree in applied science will be awarded upon completion of the required program with a 2.0 GPA and a “C” or better in all Allied Health courses.

BIO 150 and BIO 151 can be substituted for AHM 104 and AHM 105

Upon completion of this curriculum students are eligible to sit for the CMRS (Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist) exam. The CMRS designation is awarded by the Certifying Board of the American Medical Billing Association (CBAMBA).



Total Credits: 62