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Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Administration AS

Program Overview

​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.

Program Highlights

  • ​Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills needed for employment as healthcare administrative professionals.
  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of computer software applications, including advanced spreadsheet and database knowledge.
  • Graduates will possess an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human disease, and pharmacology. 
  • Graduates will apply policies and procedures to comply with healthcare regulations. The healthcare administrator will also have a thorough understanding of patient confidentiality including HIPAA privacy rules, and will be able to professionally interact with healthcare providers and patients.
  • Graduates of Healthcare Administration program will have working knowledge of health information management.
  • Graduates will have the skills to manage both employee

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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

    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 prereq

  • Career Settings

    • Private physician offices and clinics 
    • Specialty clinics 
    • Hospitals 
    • Long-term care facilities 
    • Rehabilitation facilities 
    • Government offices 
    • Insurance industry 
    • Dental and chiropractic clinics ​

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