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 in working in health care but in non-direct patient care environments are encouraged to apply to this program.
This is a select program. Students may apply for admission into the program after they have demonstrated readiness for ENGL 101 and FNMT 118 as determined by the College's placement or by successfully completing identified developmental course work. The program requires students to have completed the FNMT 118 course by the time they have earned 12 credits in order to remain in the program. They will also need to complete either MATH 150 or MATH 251; ENGL 102 and CIS 103 by the time they have earned 24 credits.
To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Health Services Management, a student must complete 60 credit hours as prescribed, attain a grade point average of 2.0 in all program core courses and no grade below a "C" in any course.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Room W1-1, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8430; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.