The Associate of Science (AS) in Health Care Administration combines general education, health care administration and management, and elective courses, offering a solid foundation for a faith-based liberal arts education with health care administration foundation courses. These foundational courses include health care terminology, health care delivery systems, role of spirituality and ethics in health care, and health care human resources. This degree also provides students with the general education and foundational requirements necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. Please refer to the specific program catalog pages for additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree program. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
The AS requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 39 credit hours of general education, 18 credit hours of health care administration courses, and 3 hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits can be used toward the AS degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 45 credit hours (75% of the AS degree requirements). Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the AS degree program.
This academic program has been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog, listed below.
The Associate of Science in Health Care Administration requires completion of the following 60 credit hours:
General Education (39 hours)
Health Care major (18 hours)
Electives (3 hours)