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Healthcare Administration Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 395S

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer

The healthcare administration program is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates business and health information management education and practices designed to create a comprehensive healthcare leader. Learners will participate in focused instruction within management, health information management, legal and ethical aspects, statistics, and technology; which will afford employment opportunities in various healthcare leadership capacities.

Students will acquire knowledge and skills in communicative strategy, critical thinking, transformative management, and collaborative teambuilding propensities throughout various course(s) within the healthcare administration program.

Candidates considering this field should prepare for high-level decision-making, comprehensive analysis, complex communications, and the ability to lead and manage others.

Career Opportunities

Healthcare administrators and leaders enjoy salaries in the top bracket of healthcare professionals. Graduates may anticipate supervisory and management roles. **Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in Healthcare Administration or a related field.

The healthcare administrator or leader may work in a physician’s office, surgery center, specialty clinic, hospital, insurance company, government agency, community health setting, research foundation, long-term care facility, dental office, consulting firm, rehabilitation center or other health care facility.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers are anticipated to increase by +/- 32% between 2019 to 2029 (www.bls. gov).

Program Outcomes 

  1. Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate documentation and health information practices.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate use of office and healthcare-based software applications.
  4. Graduates will apply administrative and management-based practices.
  5. Graduates will comply with healthcare regulatory guidelines. 

Program Faculty 

Jennifer Anglin

Kelly Dale

Part-time/Full-time Options 

This program can be completed by using a combination of online, day, evening, and Saturday courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

All classes must be successfully completed with grade “C” or better.

Subtotal: 30 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 30 Credits

Course Sequence

The following course sequence is recommended for full-time students. Students must consult with a program advisor to develop an educational program plan before registration.

All classes must be successfully completed with grade of “C” or better.

Total Semester Credits: 14

Second Semester (Year 1)

Total Semester Credits: 16

Third Semester (Year 2)

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 270+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920  

Keyboarding Skills: Minimum of 40 WPM with 3 errors or less or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1400 .

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418 .

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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