Healthcare Administration Associate Degree Online

Healthcare administrators work hard behind the scenes in hospitals, clinics, retirement centers and other medical care facilities, fulfilling essential roles in running the day-to-day operations for these facilities to run effectively.

Madison’s Healthcare Administration program curriculum prepares students for careers in healthcare administration and serves as a foundation for our bachelor’s degree program in Healthcare Management. Each course is developed with the input of industry professionals, ensuring exceptional career relevance. Our self-paced, flexible program is designed to impart real-world knowledge and skills for use on the job. In addition to all of your course content, Madison also provides you with academic support when you need it via phone, email or online. Our program is affordable with convenient monthly tuition payment options that won’t put a strain on your wallet. Once you enroll, you can start right away. Enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of 4 semesters in as few as 6 months based on your study pace.

Curriculum

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Details

The Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with specialized courses in healthcare administration. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, courses within the program discipline, such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Coding, focus on preparing students for roles in the healthcare field.

Your Healthcare Administration Program Includes:

  • Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Online course materials and assessments
  • Access to Academic Advisors
  • Personalized faculty feedback on all written assessments
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to interact with peer students, faculty and staff via Madison’s Online Community
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Opportunity to participate in our live graduation ceremony

It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.

— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate

Tuition

Healthcare Administration Associate Degree tuition from Madison School of Healthcare shouldn't break the bank. Choose the tuition payment option that fits your budget and pay as you go. Everything you need to succeed in the program is included and you can begin your studies as soon as you enroll.

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Career Outlook

With advancements in medical technology and a growing elderly population, there are a wide array of high-growth healthcare administration careers available to skilled professionals. As a result, well-paying Healthcare Administration degree jobs are plentiful in doctors' offices, hospitals, nursing homes, surgical facilities, rehabilitation centers, emergency clinics and more. Employment of medical and health services managers is forecast to grow 17% through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They are needed to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality in the delivery of medical services. Madison can help prepare you to achieve your goals in this gratifying field.

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 56,300 new Healthcare Administration jobs will become available by 2024.

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for Madison’s healthcare administration associate degree program?

The only requirement to enroll in Madison’s healthcare administration associate degree program is a high school diploma or GED.

How long will it take to complete this program?

This program is four semesters in length. You may enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of the four semesters in as few as four months (or less) based on your study pace. Completion times for this program will vary based on the amount of time you’re able to devote to your studies each week.

What types of exams are included in this program?

This program includes multiple-choice examinations at the end of each lesson and at least two writing assignments per course. There is a proctored multiple-choice exam at the end of each semester. Semester exams are open-book, timed, and scheduled at the convenience of the proctor and student.

Will my credits transfer to other Madison programs or to other outside institutions?

All credits from Madison’s Associate Degree Program in Healthcare Administration are fully transferable to Madison’s Bachelor’s Degree Program in Healthcare Management. For students looking for other transfer options, Madison has articulation agreements with a number of institutions that allow our students to transfer their Madison credits. Policies on transfer credit vary by institution. Students wishing to transfer coursework from Madison to another institution should check with the receiving institution to understand their policy on transfer credits.

Is the training all online or do I get books?

Your course content is delivered via online course materials and assessments. Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources are also included with your program tuition.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers (May 5, 2016).