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Health Care Management, Associate of Science Degree

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The Health Care Management program is designed for the health care practitioner who is considering climbing the health care management ladder. Healthcare is one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields. It is the largest industry in the U.S., and the second largest employer, with more than 11 million jobs, presenting a wide range of management opportunities and challenges. Courses in this program will assist students in exploring the management field and provide them with the knowledge and information to pique their interest and consider upward mobility in the health care industry. This program is designed to help office, administrative, and support staff in the medical field to consider advancing to management positions. The program prepares students for transfer into bachelors programs in Health Care Administration, Business, Organizational Behavior, Management, and Leadership fields.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and legal regulations of healthcare management to real world situations.
  2. Effectively communicate solutions to management issues in an organizational (health care) setting, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of management terms and concepts.
  3. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing healthcare/management environment.


Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
HLTH C121Introduction to Health Care Management3
LAW C126Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration3
MS C100Business Organization and Management3
MS C101Management and Employee Communication3
MS C104Human Resource Management3
Program Electives
Select nine units of the following:9
Introduction to Accounting
Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Medical Administrative Assistant 1
Pharmacology
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Business
Business Mathematics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Information Systems
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Statistics
Human Relations in Business
Total for Major24
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 24
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirements Varies
Total Degree Units 60