The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Health Services Management program prepares students to become supervisors and managers in all types of varied health care settings. Classroom experiences focus on the development of skills to be an effective leader and planner, capable of directing, coaching and developing motivated employees and employee teams. This is a program for current supervisors and managers who would like to enhance their skills as well as other employees currently working in a health care discipline who would like to take on more responsibilities. It is also appropriate for individuals planning to enter healthcare fields who may wish to be candidates for promotional opportunities.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
HCC courses may be taken prior to admission or concurrently during enrollment in the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Communicate information effectively in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms between patients and members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
- Develop the processes in which healthcare services are provided, coordinated, reimbursed, and managed.
- Implement the ethical and professional standards expected of a health services manager.
- Apply state, federal and organizational healthcare policies and procedures in the workplace.
- Develop healthcare financial management tools and processes.
- Facilitate organizational and human resource management in the healthcare field.
- Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning and decision making in healthcare environments.
- Identify the characteristics of a variety of health care delivery systems and segmented populations served.
- Implement a developed compliance program.
- Safeguard patient privacy, patient rights, and emergency access to care.
- Formulate appropriate healthcare billing and coding practices.
- Devise appropriate contracting of related services, referrals, and payments for services provided by medical professionals.
Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Medical and Health Services Managers
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.
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Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Management (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=148555).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.Previous catalog years for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Health Services Management