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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

The major of Health Administration provides students with the skills to manage hospital and healthcare facilities including patient care, budgeting, and daily operations. Possible transfer opportunities in this field include: Stockton University, Bachelors of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Administration; Kean University, Bachelors of Science in Management, Bachelors of Art in Public Administration, or Bachelors of Science in Public Health; and Rutger's University (New Brunswick Campus, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy) offers a B.S. and Masters in Health Administration. Other transfer opportunities are available, visit the OCC Academic Advising & Transfer Services Office for more information.

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. OCC students can also utilize Focus2 Career, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careersTo get started, log in through Ocean Connect.

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. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
HEHP 183 Introduction to Health Administration 3
ECON 151 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Any STSC - Student Success Seminar course 1 2
 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 2 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 2 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

A variety of STSC -Student Success Seminar courses are available. Please speak to your academic advisor for assistance when selecting.


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.