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Online Associate of Science in
Health Care Administration

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Complete Your Associate Degree in Health Care Administration at Etown

Earning an associate degree in Health Care Administration from Elizabethtown College prepares you for the dynamic and growing health care industry. This program equips you with the necessary skills to effectively manage health care facilities and adapt to ongoing changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technologies. It's ideal for those aiming to work in diverse settings such as healthcare facilities, medical supply companies, or insurance providers, offering a strong foundation for various roles in health care administration.

Program Outcomes:

  • Analyze the roles and functions of Healthcare Administration, including management of human and technological resources.
  • Utilize the theory and skills of health care management and leadership throughout the health care environment.
  • Apply health care industry regulations and laws to professional practice.
  • Make decisions in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address problems within health care management.
  • Examine how technology can be used to inform decision making that supports quality health care.
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Explore a Rewarding Career in Health Care Administration with an Associate Degree from Etown

Graduates of Elizabethtown College's associate in Health Care Administration program can anticipate a strong career outlook in the health care sector. The program opens doors to roles such as Medical Biller, Patient Information Coordinator, Practice Manager, Claims Specialist, and Patient Services Representative. These positions are critical in the efficient and effective management of healthcare facilities, offering graduates diverse and rewarding career opportunities in a growing industry.

Elizabethtown College focuses on education as a whole. The flexibility and ease that is offered to adult learners is something that many colleges don't have. It also has great networking opportunities and it's a prestigious college with a wonderful reputation.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The A.S. in Health Care Administration is priced at $525 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Associate Health Care Administration Degree Requirements

Accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools, the associate degree in Healthcare Administration from Elizabethtown College requires 64 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 15 of the 64 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits taken at Elizabethtown must include at least 9 credits in the major.

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Application Requirements & Process

To enter either an associate or bachelor's program, you will need to:

  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  • Have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. You will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates your ability.
  • Have the time to devote to your coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.
  • Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but it is not required.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal.
    • Submit official transcripts (college or high school/GED if no college coursework), and a current resume.
    • Submit a double-spaced essay adhering to English usage standards, addressing your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program, your strategy for managing time demands, and your personal and professional goals.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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