Healthcare Management Technology
- Associate in Applied Science (Offered in partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College. See note below.)
The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment. The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial, and supervisory skills.
Graduates may find employment in healthcare settings including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. Graduates are eligible to sit for various certification exams upon completion of the degree with a combination of a minimum of two years administrative experience. Eligible certificates include, but are not limited to, the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers (PAHCOM), the healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA) examinations.
NOTE: This program is offered through a partnership agreement with Forsyth Technical Community College and Rockingham Community College. All general education courses required in the program are available on each local campus. Required core courses will be available through Forsyth Technical Community College’s online program offerings. The degree is awarded by Forsyth Technical Community College. Students entering this program must request transcripts be sent to both Forsyth Technical Community College and Rockingham Community College as part of the admissions process.