BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Associate of Applied Business
The Healthcare Management program at North Central State College is designed to be an academically rigorous, highly practical, and immediately applicable course of study. This program provides students with the broad range of essential business skills, such as financial, information management and ethical and critical issues, as they relate to a career in healthcare.
The academic foundation for success in a contemporary healthcare environment is presented in courses such as economics, management and marketing. Advanced courses, such as Critical Issues in Healthcare, Healthcare Financial Management, and Managing Healthcare Information Systems, continue to build upon this foundation. Strong emphasis is placed upon strengthening and enhancing the student's oral and written communication skills to a professional level. Case studies, involving critical thinking and problem solving skills, are an important part of this curriculum.
The necessity of a positive business ethical perspective is an underlying theme within this curriculum. Common ethical issues are interwoven and discussed within the study of the various technical disciplines of marketing, personnel management, and computerized information technology. Demand for successful graduates comes from all segments of the economy. Non-profit institutions, as well as profit-oriented organizations in the healthcare field continue to experience a growing need for personnel who possess essential business expertise.
The Healthcare Management program at NC State provides an ideal foundation for those who seek the flexibility of obtaining an immediate marketable skill as well as the necessary academic prerequisites for advanced collegiate achievements at the baccalaureate level and beyond.
The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded for completion of this program. The long-range plan for this department is reviewed, modified, and updated on an annual basis.
Program Learning Outcomes