Online Associate Degree in Health Administration Services
Associate of Science in Health Administration Services
The Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (ASHAS) program at CTU is designed to provide training in the principles and techniques used in the administrative side of the healthcare industry. The program offers instruction in several areas, including healthcare finance, human resources, healthcare administration, reimbursement systems and healthcare records, as well as regulatory, ethical and legal issues affecting healthcare organizations. However, it does not include medical coding instruction. At the completion of the program, graduates who diligently attend class, study, and practice their skills should be able to seek entry-level employment in the field of health administration services.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- January 25, 2022
- March 01, 2022
- April 12, 2022
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The Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (ASHAS) program at CTU is designed to provide principles and techniques used in the administrative side of the healthcare industry. The program offers instruction in several areas, including healthcare finance, human resources, healthcare administration, reimbursement systems and healthcare records, as well as regulatory, ethical and legal issues affecting healthcare organizations.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
ASHAS Program Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the organization, structure and operation of the U.S. healthcare system and challenges in serving the needs of various population groups
- Discuss business principles related to the administrative services of healthcare organizations
- Describe the purpose of healthcare delivery models
- Recognize software applications commonly found in healthcare administration sectors
- Summarize ethical and legal principals related to healthcare administration services.
- Demonstrate equity, inclusion and diversity in the delivery of health administration services.
Health Studies Mission Statement
Health Studies at CTU is dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the relevant principles and competencies to empower students from diverse backgrounds to pursue leadership roles and career pathways in an evolving healthcare field.
Courses: General EducationCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS102 Dynamic Interactions and Professional Presence 4.5 COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 46.5
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours HSS103 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems 4 HSS110 Concepts in Healthcare Organizations 4 HSS121 Medical Terminology 4 HSS210 Fundamentals of Reimbursement in Healthcare 4 HSS215 Software Applications in Healthcare: Virtual Learning Experience 4 HSS261 Ethics in Healthcare 4.5 HSS290 Certification Preparation 4 MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4 HSS100 Introduction to IT in Healthcare 4.0 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 Total Credit Hours: 45
Total Credit Hours: 91.5
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Note: Graduates of the ASHAS program are encouraged to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification examination offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This exam is voluntary, but passing it can be a further indication that a graduate is capable of performing the tasks necessary to keep offices and clinics of physicians running smoothly. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates of this program will be eligible to take third-party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to CTU.
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
Students in CTU associate degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*
Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.
*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track exams successfully passed. CTU Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.
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