September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 17, 2024  
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (ASHCM/AASHCM)

(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This transfer program provides students who have a solid grounding in a healthcare discipline, gained from completing a diploma or certificate program in that discipline, with the general education component of an associate’s degree to become a well-rounded graduate.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Articulate theories and principles of health care management.
  2. Articulate management principles to functional areas of health care.
  3. Identify determinants and measurements of health and disease in epidemiology, public health, promotion of health, and disease prevention.
  4. Identify unique characteristics of law and ethics in health services.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, health services manager in the discipline of the diploma or certificate transferred into the program.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours, including transfer credits, is required for graduation.

Required Healthcare Courses

Students must complete at least 34.00 semester credit hours of courses in healthcare. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 34.00 semester credit hours may be made up with additional healthcare courses. Note: General education transfer credits are applied under general education.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.