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Health Administration, an Option to the Associate in Science in Business Administration

Program Description 

This option is a combination of the business and health professions, for persons who wish to pursue careers on the administrative side of the health care industry. This degree is ideal for students who wish to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, as well as for students who wish to go to work immediately in a health care setting in a variety of positions, including as a patient access representative (with CHAM certification).

Transfer Information

Students pursuing the Business Administration degree with a Health Administration Option can transfer into majors such as Business Administration, Health Care Management, or Health Administration. Many colleges offer opportunities for transfer both in and out of state. Admission is competitive and may require specific coursework to be completed prior to applying. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC business faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.

Career Information

The Associate of Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC business faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers

Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect. 

Program Requirements 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
HEHP 183 Introduction to Health Administration 3
ECON 151 Macroeconomic Principles 3
STSC 150 Student Success Seminar 2
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing 3
CSIT 123 Integrated Office Software 3
ECON 152 Microeconomics Principles 3
COMM 154 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
MATH 156 or Higher 3
ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSN 251 Business Law I 3
BIOL 130 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
BUSN 271 Principles of Management 3
HEHP 227 Introduction to Public Health 3
Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

Suggested electives include HEHP 188 Introduction to Nutrition, AHMT 110 Medical Terminology, ACCT 162 Principles of Accounting II, and BIOL 131 Human Anatomy & Physiology II. Students should consider transfer plans and consult with Advising when selecting electives.