Brighton College’s Associate Degree in Health Services Management program is designed to prepare students with the academic knowledge and necessary skills to prosper in entry-level positions in the healthcare environment. The Associate Degree in Health Services Management program also includes a comprehensive general education curriculum to prepare students for future career opportunities.
What Will I Study?
In our Associate Degree in Health Services Management program, you will gain core competencies and develop proficiencies in the following:
- Medical Office Procedures
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Coding Procedures
- Principles of Management
- Human Resource Management
- Medical Transcription
- Medical Terminology
- Interpersonal Communications
We understand that finding a position after completing your Health Services Management degree is the ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.
A Career as a Health Services Manager!
Our Associate Degree in Health Services Management program was designed with you in mind. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding.
Once enrolled, you can get started right way! Courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.
What courses are in the Associate Degree in Health Services Management program?
The following courses are included in the Associate Degree in Health Services Management program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. This degree program has a total of 60 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|BUS 100||Skills for Success||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is designed to strengthen students’ study skills and learn effective strategies to increase performance and success in college. Students learn how to use their learning styles to tailor their approach to learning, process information more efficiently, manage time effectively, set goals, increase concentration, increase motivation, reduce stress and procrastination, read college textbooks more effectively, take notes, prepare for tests, and perform well on different kinds of tests.|
|ENG 201||English Composition||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to write clearly. Emphasis is on effective writing and revising techniques including purpose, organization, and mechanics. Various modes and strategies of descriptive, narrative, and illustrative essays are covered. The course culminates with a research paper.|
|HSM 201||Introduction to Health Services||3 Credit Hours|
|This course presents an overview of the healthcare system and its functions today. The course focuses on the different components of the industry and how the nation’s healthcare system is structured. In addition, insurance and reimbursement mechanisms and regulatory and planning mechanisms are covered.|
|MED 200||Medical Terminology||3 Credit Hours|
|This course provides a comprehensive study of the language of medicine including medical and dental root words, prefixes, and suffixes. These medical terms will be offered for each of the body systems.|
|MED 104||Medical Office Procedures||4 Credit Hours|
|This course prepares students for the ever-increasing use of medical records and electronic health records in the medical office, hospital, and/or clinic setting. An emphasis will be placed on the use of software that enables the student to develop hands-on experience with real life software that is used to maintain electronic records and accomplish various tasks for the medical office.|
|BUS 201||Introduction to Business||3 Credit Hours|
|This course provides an overview of the basic functions of business and how they interrelate. Topics covered include fundamentals of economics, global business, e-business, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, management, finance, and investment.|
|COM 110||Communication and Speech||3 Credit Hours|
|This course teaches the basics of communication principles and concepts. Topics include foundations of communication, interpersonal communications and problem solving, communicating in groups and in public, and developing and delivering persuasive and informative speeches.|
|MED 103||Anatomy and Physiology||4 Credit Hours|
|This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the systems of the human body. Students will acquire core knowledge in the components of each system and how systems relate to each other. Special emphasis is on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive (male and female) systems.|
|MED 201||Principles of Management||3 Credit Hours|
|This course involves the study of management theory and applications related to the manager’s role in a global business environment.|
|PSY 201||Introduction To Psychology||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is an introduction to the theories and methodological approaches to psychology. Topics include psychological bases of behavior, learning, memory, social behavior, personality, motivation, emotion, human development, and abnormal behavior.|
|BUS 202||Consumer Behavior||3 Credit Hours|
|An introduction to the theories and methodological approaches to psychology. Topics include psychological bases of behavior, learning, memory, social behavior, personality, motivation, emotion, human development, and abnormal behavior.|
|HST 200||American History||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is a survey of the history of the United States from our beginnings as a nation until 1877.|
|MTH 101||Principles of Mathematics||3 Credit Hours|
|This course provides the history of mathematics and gives an overview of mathematical principles, including the nature of numeration systems, algebra, geometry, money, logic, chance, graphs, voting, and apportionment.|
|MCB 102-D||Medical Coding I||3 Credit Hours|
|A study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|ACC 101||Introduction to Accounting||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is an introduction to financial accounting and reporting. Its focus is on accounting for professional service businesses, including healthcare and medical offices. Topics covered include accounting terminology and concepts, analyzing transactions, the double-entry framework, journalizing and posting transactions, adjusting entries, depreciation methods, tax and payroll requirements, financial statements, and statements of cash flow. Prerequisite: MTH 101.|
|BUS 203||Human Resource Management||3 Credit Hours|
|The study of human resource management issues and the skills needed for effective performance by managers and employees. The focus of this course is on recruiting, performance management, training and development, disciplining employees, compensation, incentives and rewards, career planning, and employee benefits. Prerequisite: BUS 201.|
|HST 201||American History II||3 Credit Hours|
|A survey of the history of the United States since 1877, focusing on the social, political, and historical forces that have shaped the country. Prerequisite: HST 200.|
|MCB 103-D||Medical Coding II||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is a continuation of Medical Coding I and is a study of the purpose and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10-CM, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System, ICD-10-PCS) classification system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS) codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated; inpatient, outpatient, and physician office reimbursement systems are discussed.|
|TRN 101||Beginning Medical Transcription||4 Credit Hours|
|The study of medical transcription and its practical application to comprehensive dictation, including chart notes, history and physicals, emergency room reports, consultations, initial office evaluations, and discharge summaries. Prerequisite: MED 102 or equivalent.|
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole should see an increase in the demand for medical services.
Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is projected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.
You could find health services management opportunities in the following settings:
- Physicians’ offices
- Transcription service offices
- Government medical facilities
- Insurance companies
- Health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)
- Nursing care facilities
- Home healthcare services
- Cancer registrars
- Coding/billing organizations
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers in May 2015 was $94,500. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,230, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $165,380. Note: This information is based on those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in health services management.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited March 03, 2017).
Tuition & Fees
The total price for the Brighton College Associate Degree in Health Services Management program is $8,550.
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All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit Admission Procedures.
Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $1,582 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.
Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. You will have access to Brighton’s online career center while completing your career training. The career center is designed to help you find employment in your chosen field.
Specialized Career Course
In this course you will learn important skills, such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships. You will also have help writing your resume. The focus of this course and its textbook are to help you to get a better job and to decrease the time you will spend doing so.
You will learn how to build and design effective cover and follow-up letters and explore ways to be effective in your communication with your potential employer.
You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.
All associate degree students are required to take two proctored exams through an online proctoring service, ProctorU, as required in specific courses. Proctored exams are open-book and only course material, course resources, and personal notes may be used. Students may not use Google or any other online search options to locate answers during proctored exams. A webcam is required to complete proctored tests. For students who do not have access to a webcam, they may check with the local library, community centers, and recreational centers for availability. Active duty and deployed service members may request proctoring through a military education officer or test control officer. If necessary, a proctored exam may be done in person with a non-affiliated individual such as an administrator, librarian, counselor, or human resource personnel. In-person proctored exams require approval from the Student Services Manager prior to taking the exam.
Transfer credits that cover a proctored exam course, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted.