Health Care Business Operations

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Workforce Development

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This option is designed to prepare students for careers in health care business operations found in physicians’ offices, managed practices, health insurance companies, hospitals, geriatric care facilities, public health entities, clinics, as well as many other health care-related organizations. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and career building within the health care industry. Emphasis will be on health care business skills and accounting.

General Education Requirements: 18 Hours

Economics 3 hours

ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

English 6 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

and select 3 credit hours from the following courses:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing
*ENGL 2343 Business Communication I

Philosophy/Psychology 3 hours

**PHIL/BUSN 1143 Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues
PSYC 1313 Human Relations

Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

*Course has prerequisite.
**Students can enroll in either PHIL or BUSN if this option is chosen.

Specialized Course Requirements: 42 Hours

Core Business Courses 18 hours

Accounting 3 hours

*ACCT 2213 Financial Accounting

Business 9 hours

BUSN 1053 Introduction to Business
BUSN 1353 Business Mathematics
BUSN 2313 Business Law I

Computer Information Systems 3 hours

CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications

Economics 3 hours

ECON 1353 Personal Finance

Health Care Business Operations Option 24 hours

Accounting 6 hours

ACCT 2533 Fundamentals of Health Care Accounting
*ACCT 2543 Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations

Allied Health 3 hours

ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology

Business 6 hours

BUSN 1173 Introduction to Health Care Business Operations
*BUSN 2483 Health Care Law

Computer Information Systems 9 hours

CSYS 1022 MS Word for Medical Documents
CSCI 1171 Introduction to Web Page Design
*CSCI 2033 Excel
*CSYS 2073 MS Office

Total Credit Hours: 60

*Course has prerequisite.

Workforce Development Degree Information

Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.

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