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Healthcare Management - FORTIS

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The healthcare industry continues to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations. The objective of this Associate degree completion program is to help students understand what healthcare management entails today and prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed to seek entry-level healthcare management positions.

As a degree completion program, Healthcare Management is intented for people who not only have completed a diploma program in a healthcare field such as Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Office Administration but have also worked in the field and obtained some practical experience in the healthcare industry. Successful completion of an allied health diploma program is required for admission.

The Healthcare Management program consists of courses in business and healthcare management and general education courses. Business courses offer instruction in management, accounting, finance, organization behavior and human resource management, and general education courses help develop and enhance oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and students' self-awareness and social awareness and strategies for managing self in a social, work environment.