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Healthcare Administration Associate Degree, A.S.

An Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration degree at CCU will provide you with a solid introduction toward becoming a frontline leader in the healthcare industry. All healthcare administrator courses are taught with a Christian worldview, so you will 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.

Program Focus

Medical terminology, delivery systems, and informatics

In CCU's Healthcare Administration associate's degree program, you will be introduced to several different topics within the healthcare field, which will enable you to make the best possible decisions regarding patient outcomes and health services. Additionally, the program will provide a background in human resource management because healthcare, at its core, is about dealing with other people, whether you are managing electric medical records, coordinating with insurance companies, or taking on a role in office administration healthcare. You'll combine all of this with an examination of spirituality and ethics in healthcare — and you'll understand that work in healthcare is, indeed, a sacred calling.

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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Complete a degree in two years...or less!

You can complete this online associate degree in Healthcare Administration in less than two years, even without any prior general education or elective credits. 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 before enrollment!

Great demand for Healthcare Administration majors

CCU's Healthcare Administration associate degree will prepare you for various entry-level positions in a field that is exploding in size. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations." Your career path may involve serving on the front lines — interacting with customers as an administrator in a local doctor's office, a healthcare clinic, or a long-term care facility. Job opportunities might also include positions within a local hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare facilities, managing the medical facilities or resources for a unit.

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

Flexible Options and Benefits for Adult Learners

  • The Associates in Healthcare Administration program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with full-time or part-time work and family commitments.
  • Coursework is available 100% online.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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