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The Associate in Science Degree in Healthcare Management prepares students for entry-level management positions within the healthcare industry. Students apply management, marketing, and accounting principles relative to the healthcare environment.

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be prepared to enter employment as office  management positions. The program facilitates currently employed
healthcare clinicians seeking management position in the healthcare industry or desiring to enhance their management skills. Students completing this program will also be prepared to continue the pursuit in the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Healthcare Concentration option.



Program Objectives

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  1. Acquire the basic understanding of the business and management
  2. Utilize quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support business management and organizational decision making
  3. Relate the economic, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts of organizational management policies
  4. Develop communication skills
  5. Match business administration problems and opportunities and formulate an action plan
  6. Describe the information content of organizational processes and use information technology
  7. Acquire the basic understanding of the healthcare industry

Students may be admitted to the AS in Healthcare Management program after they have completed General Education courses or be enrolled, concurrently, in General Education courses, which must be completed prior to completion of the AS in Healthcare Management program, and with a minimum G.P.A. attained must be of 2.0 or better. General Education courses are designed to give each student a breadth of experience in various academic disciplines. These learning experiences provide an introductory base to different fields of study and discuss how each disciple conducts its research, thus adding to general knowledge. GE courses are offered at community/city colleges.

To meet the graduation unit requirements, students are required to complete 21 units in General Education Courses, 30 units in Business Core Courses and 9 units in the Healthcare Management Scheme courses.

The courses are listed below:

General Education Courses Required: 21 Semester Units
Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses or 6 semester units College English *
Humanities and Fine Arts 1 courses or 3 semester units History
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 1 course or 3 semester units College Algebra
Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 course or 3 semester units Sociology
Political Science
Natural and Physical Sciences 2 course or 6 semester units Biology
General Physics
Computer Science
Physical Education
Business Core Courses Required: 30 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
AT 2110 Financial Accounting 45 3
BU 1000 Introduction to Business 45 3
BU 1001 Business Software 45 3
BU 1010 Management Information Systems 45 3
BU 2000 Management Theory and Practice 45 3
BU 2010 Business Communication 45 3
BU 2400 Business Statistics 45 3
EC 2410 Principles of Microeconomics 45 3
EC 2420 Principles of Macroeconomics 45 3
MK 2000 Principles of Marketing 45 3
  TOTAL 450 30

Healthcare Management Courses Required: 9 Semester Units

Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
HC 2000 Introduction to Healthcare Management
HC 2001 Survey of Healthcare Industry
HC 2100 Introduction to Medical Insurance 45 3
Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following academic requirements prior to graduation:

  • completed 21 units in General Education Courses
  • completed 30 units in Business Core courses
  • completed 9 units in Healthcare Management Concentration courses
  • complied with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements including meeting the minimum C.G.P.A.and pace of progress, and completing the program within the maximum program time frame (see the Academic Policy for detail)
  • Fulfilled all financial obligatiosn required by Kingston University prior to graduation

Upon completing the academic requirements for graduation and fulfilling the financial obligation for the program, students will be awarded the Associate in Science, Healthcare Management degree.

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