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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Health Care Administration, APS

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The Health Care Administration program will provide graduates with an Associate of Professional Studies degree. The purpose of the program is to prepare students entering and those currently in health care related careers with expanded opportunities within the health care profession. The program will include the following topics: the health care system in the U.S., legal and ethical issues dealing with health care, economics and how it affects health care, professional opportunities related to health care, informational technology used in health care and general principles of the financial aspects of health care. This program is not designed to prepare students to be a Long Term Care Administrator. This program is only offered in the 8-week online program.

Enrollment Date: Varies
Minimum Required Credits: 66
Campus: Online Only
Department: Health Science
CIP#: 51.07010200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Use appropriate leadership concepts and skills used in health care.
  2. Identify technology and trends within health care.
  3. Organize and analyze economics and financials used in health care.
  4. Identify ethical and legal issues within health care.

Program of Study

Total Hours: 16

Total Hours: 17

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Hours: 18

APS Degree Total Hours: 66


Graduation Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix HCA with a “C” or better.

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

APS Program Notes:

     1 Required general education course.

     2 Required elective course.

     3 Institutional requirement.

     4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the APS Degree Sheet

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  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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