Healthcare Administration

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Health Care Administration Program is mainly designed for students who anticipate transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The course of study is interdisciplinary and includes the college core curriculum and courses specific to administration and health care as well as general liberal arts. Within this program students may choose the Medical Billing and Coding option.

Download the Healthcare Administration Associate in Science Degree overview sheet.

Download the Healthcare Administration Certificate overview sheet.

Certificates

The program of study is designed to prepare students for transfer to a two-year program and/or entry level positions as managers and generalists for employment in medical offices, general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, and outpatient care centers as well as non-profit health related organizations.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively about administrative principles
  • Discuss the ethical issues related to health care and administration
  • Discuss the role and functions of a database
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations in general business
  • Compare U.S. health care organizations to other countries
  • Summarize basic human body systems
  • Name basic medical terminology prefixes, suffixes and root words
  • Analyze health care finance issues and structures
  • Identify the role of customer service as a business strategy in health care
  • Demonstrate the ability to write professionally
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally.
  • Transfer credits to a Baccalaureate Degree-granting institution

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Degrees

The Health Care Administration Program is mainly designed for students who anticipate transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The course of study is interdisciplinary and includes the college core curriculum and courses specific to administration and health care as well as general liberal arts. Within this program students may choose the Medical Billing and Coding option.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively about administrative principles
  • Discuss the ethical issues related to health care and administration
  • Discuss the role and functions of a database
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations in general business
  • Compare US health care organizations to other countries
  • Summarize basic human body systems
  • Name basic medical terminology prefixes, suffixes and root words
  • Analyze health care finance issues and structures
  • Identify the role of customer service as a business strategy in health care
  • Demonstrate the ability to write professionally
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally.
  • Transfer credits to a Baccalaureate Degree-granting institution

Plymouth

Quincy

Healthcare Administration Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • HSC 107
    • Orientation to Health Care
    • 1
    This course is designed to introduce and provide a brief overview of the U.S. health care industry as well as familiarize students with Quincy College and the Division of Nursing and provide students with an overview of the skills necessary to achieve their academic goals. Using the Internet, discussion and individual research this course creates an awareness of and curiosity for the health care delivery system. It explores stress as a natural part of being a student and health care provider and identifies effective coping methods. It also encourages students to value cultural diversity and professionalism. Topics covered include: personality and learning styles, test-taking and study skills, College and Nursing policies and procedures, trends in health care, health care financing and reimbursement, ethical and legal issues and other related health care topics.
    • HSC 149
    • Applied A&P for Health Care Professions
    • 4
    This course is an integrated study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body from the cellular level to the system level; designed for students embarking on a career/profession in the field of health care. Emphasis will be placed upon clinical applications, associated medical terminology and patient assessment. Advances in biomedical technology and patient/client treatment will be highlighted. Completion of HSC 140 prior to enrollment HSC 149 strongly recommended.
    • FIN 202
    • Health Care Finance
    • 3
    The course focuses on health care finance as practiced within health care organizations, such as, hospitals, physician practices, clinics, home health agencies and managed care organizations. It covers the principles and applications of accounting and financial management. The course is organized around three critical elements: 1) the use of accounting information for decision making, 2) as a business the health care industry has some critical differences from other industries; and 3) the principles of economics are the conceptual basis for decision making.
    • HCA 104
    • Health Care Delivery Systems
    • 3
    The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current and future directions of the major components of the American health care delivery system. It examines the ways in which health care services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources and the establishment of priorities, and the relationship pf health care costs to measurable benefits. The course enables students to access the role of organized efforts to influence health policy formulation, and the contributions of medical technology, delivery system. Additionally, this course provides an orientation to key health care statistical information.
    • BUS 202
    • Principles of Customer Service
    • 3
    This course examines the principles of customer service and their significance in a service-driven economy. Topics covered include: The Service Strategy, The Customer: Internal & External; Customers’ Wants & Needs; Communicating Customer Service; Profiles of Successful Companies; Service People-Motivation, Commitment, and Reward. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • BUS 101
    • Introduction to Business
    • 3
    The role, growth, structure, and functional organization of modern business in the U.S. economy is explored. Comparative economic systems, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and the management, marketing, and financing of business organizations are covered. Opportunities in the business field are examined throughout the course. Students will be expected to complete outside research as a course requirement. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CSA 213
    • Database Management
    • 3
    This course is designed to introduce the fundamental process of developing, implementing, and maintaining a database system in order to produce management information. MS Access or other relational database programs will be used. Database programming is also included.
    • ENG 224
    • Writing for Professionals
    • 3
    Students develop writing techniques and conventions peculiar to magazine writing, advertising, business, technical writing, and editorializing. Ads, technical articles, reports, abstracts, manuals, and documentation will be practiced.
    • PHL 103
    • Medical Ethics
    • 3
    This course will examine a number of value problems arising from the broader context of ethical systems and explore them within the context of medicine and health care. Among the ethical problems, particular considerations will be given to euthanasia, abortion, genetic research, and human experimentation. Issues of medicine and the public interest will also be discussed. Open to all students. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • SOC 112
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • 3
    An experience-based introduction to the concepts and skills in oral communication; listening, feedback, group discussions, speeches, self-disclosure and relational communication.
    • HSC 140
    • Medical Terminology
    • 3
    This course provides a foundation for the understanding of medical terms, their abbreviations, basic anatomy and physiology as well as pathological conditions. It includes the study of prefixes and suffixes and root/stem words as well as medical technology terms with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definitions and common usage. This course is similar to learning a foreign language and involves the memorization as well as the application of words/terms. The student will study and demonstrate proficiency in spelling, pronouncing, definition and application of medical terms.
    • HCA 103
    • Information Systems in Healthcare Management
    • 3
    Through this course students will define the strategic use of information systems, perform a range of applications and understand information system planning and management in healthcare. Applications include financial management, human resource management, supply chain management, medical records, clinical decision support, and emerging applications. Planning and management topics include data security; IT cost, systems interoperability, project management, IT implementation and governance. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and CSI 101.

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1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

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36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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