The Health Services Management program teaches students the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become health care managers for advancement in health care disciplines. It prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Health Services Management/Administration, where upon graduation they can hold the position of medical office manager, health care administrator, practice administrator, regional operations director, manager of operations, associate administrator for strategic planning and director of patient access.
Understanding the social, political, economic and financial issues affecting health care will provide students with the knowledge to transfer to a baccalaureate program and become effective health care managers. The components of finance, technology, health care policy and economics that comprise the U.S. health care system and how each element interrelates with one another are emphasized in this curriculum.
Students interested working in health care but in non-direct patient care environments are encouraged to apply to this program.