What Are the Top Schools for an Associate's Degree in Healthcare Administration?

An associate's degree in healthcare administration can prepare you to work in long-term care facilities, alternative health organizations, home health care groups and more. Listed below are a few of the top U.S. schools for earning an associate's degree in healthcare administration. Schools offering Health Care Administration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

How to Choose a Health Care Administration school

Schools that offer health care administration programs should offer practical experience through laboratory facilities and externships. These programs should also offer courses to prepare students for licensing exams.

Top Schools for Associate Degree in Health Care Administration

Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

According to Oakland Community College, it is the 21st largest community college in the nation. At OCC, you can earn a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Administration. Both programs prepare students for the Nursing Home Administrator's Examination in Michigan, which is required for licensure. Students get practical experience through a required externship. Courses include health facility maintenance and sanitation, labor practices in healthcare facilities, problems and policies of healthcare facilities, human structure and function, and gerontology.

  • Certificate in Health Care Administration
  • Associate in Applied Science in Health Care Administration

Pensacola State College in Florida

Pensacola State College is another school which offers an Associate in Science in Health Services Management. The health services management program includes management and supervision courses, as well as courses in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal issues for healthcare professionals and pharmacology.

  • Associate in Science in Health Services Management

Additional Schools with Health Care Administration Programs

College/University Institution Type Location
Blinn College 2-year, Public Brenham, Texas
Broward College 4-year, primarily associate's, Public Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Colorado Christian University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Lakewood, Colorado
Des Moines Area Community College 2-year, Public Ankeny, Iowa
Harrisburg Area Community College 2-year, Public Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Milwaukee Area Technical College 2-year, Public Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nashville State Community College 2-year, Public Nashville, Tennessee
Owens Community College 2-year, Public Perry, Ohio
Prince George's Community College 2-year, Public Largo, Maryland
University of Redlands 4-year, Private not-for-profit Redlands, California

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