Healthcare Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
This program is designed for people who already have completed some coursework in an Healthcare Administration concentration or are graduates of a related program.
Our Healthcare Administration program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or stop by and use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance. Once you have earned your diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!
Job titles could include Accounts Payable, Billing Specialist, Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Patient Services Coordinator and many others.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
Healthcare occupations in Illinois are some of the fastest-growing occupations at a job increase of thirteen percent over the next decade (2.4 Million additional jobs). This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.1
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 5/29/2019
Our Healthcare Administration AAS program is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by continuing their healthcare education. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a healthcare field (i.e. medical assistant, vocational nurse, phlebotomist, etc.), have completed significant college course work toward a healthcare degree, or have approved healthcare work experience.
Program length – 7 months
This program includes courses in healthcare management, best practices and diversity issues facing today’s healthcare professional. A course in digital communication strategies provides students with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting. General courses in oral and written communication and ethics are also included to help round out your professional abilities, and teach the professional skills employers want.
Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.
Demand for medical secretaries is expected to grow by 21% through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16