• A health care administration student is in class, studying for an associate's degree.
    The 60-hour Health Care Administration associate degree program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework.

    Health Care Administration Associate Degree, Associate of Science (A.S.)

    A healthcare administration degree at CCU provides a solid introduction toward becoming a frontline leader in health care. All healthcare administrator courses are taught with a Christian worldview, so you gain unique underpinnings in this degree: you'll grasp the importance of ethical considerations while understanding crucial aspects of leading others as a servant leader.

    In the associate degree in healthcare administration program, you'll be introduced to health care terminology, delivery systems, and informatics – which will enable you to make the best possible decisions regarding patient outcomes. Additionally, the program provides a background in human resources – because health care, at its core, is about dealing with other people. You'll combine all of this with an examination of spirituality and ethics in health care – and you'll understand that work in health care is, indeed, a sacred calling.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major, 36 in general education, 6 in electives)
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


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  • Complete your degree in two years...or less!

    This associate degree health care administration program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. You can, however, complete your degree faster if you already have college, military, or technical credits. Find out how many transfer credits you may be able to receive!

    Great demand for Healthcare Administration degrees!

    CCU's Health Care Administration associate degree prepares you for various positions in a field that is exploding in size – between 2010 and 2020, jobs in health care administration are projected to increase by 22%. You might serve on the front lines – interacting with customers as an administrator in a local doctor's office, a health care clinic, or a long-term care facility. Jobs might also include positions within a local hospital, managing the facilities or resources or a unit.

    In addition, the associate degree in health care administration offers a foundation for further career advancement if you desire to continue to a bachelor's degree. All 60 hours from your CCU Health Care Administration associate degree may be applied to a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. Beyond this, you may also continue into our MBA program to lead at the highest levels of a larger health care institution.

    Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

    • The A.S. in Health Care Administration program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Classes are available both online and at our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
    • Students take one class at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.

    Contact an Enrollment Counselor at the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center nearest you if you have questions or would like to talk to someone about admission to Colorado Christian University.

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