Online Associates Degree Healthcare Management Elective Track

Online Associates Degree Healthcare Management Elective Track

Earn your Associate of Arts with a Healthcare Management Elective Track Online.  Get the flexibility you need to achieve your education goals.

You don’t need to quit your day job to get into the growing field of healthcare management. Let Central Christian College of Kansas help you achieve career success with a 100 percent online Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Management!

You learn to exercise leadership at the management level in hospitals, medical clinics, family practices and insurance companies.

Areas of study include:

  • Principles of Healthcare Managment
  • Leadership & Change in Healthcare
  • U.S. Healthcare Systems
  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Why Earn Your Associates Degree with a Healthcare Management Elective Track?

You watch coworkers land jobs that give them health benefits, higher salaries and greater job security. You may be surprised to learn you, too, can become a part of this success in as few as two years by earning an associate degree.

It’s estimated that professionals with an associate degree earn $325,000 more in a lifetime than those with just a high school diploma, and job opportunities for associate degree holders are expected to grow by 17.6 percent through 2022.

In addition, earning your associate degree is a great stepping stone toward earning your bachelor’s degree. (When you earn your associate degree, you are halfway to earning your bachelor's!)

With a remarkable history that dates back to 1884, CCCK offers education for the whole person – heart, mind, body and soul. Every CCCK course is delivered 100 percent online. All classes and resources are available 24/7. Finding time to complete your degree just got a lot easier!

Why Choose CCCK College to Earn Your Online Healthcare Management Degree?

  • Online courses are six weeks for focus and ease​
  • Student Success Advisor guides you every step of the way
  • Program accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Healthcare Management Elective Tracks

►Principles of Healthcare Management (3 credits)

This course explores the types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation. It is based on the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making. Specific application to healthcare settings will be explored.

►Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course concentrates on the development of students’ abilities to exercise leadership at the management level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and champion change within an organization. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.

►U.S. Healthcare Systems (3 credits)

Topics covered include the history of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, its current status and the role of healthcare providers, such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and related healthcare facilities. Additional topics include professional roles in healthcare, healthcare planning, regulation, quality, politics and major healthcare reform issues challenging the industry today. Students will gain an appreciation for the complexities of cost, quality and access in healthcare.

►Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)

This course raises student awareness about current ethical issues in healthcare. Students will be able to enhance their own moral and ethical reasoning by analyzing and responding to case studies in healthcare management, drawn from actual ethical concerns faced by healthcare clinicians, administrators and managers. Students will engage in decision-making activities in order to apply related principles of ethics to current events in healthcare.

►Principles of Management (3 credits)

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making.