Brighton College’s Associate Degree in Health Services Management program is designed to prepare students with the academic knowledge and necessary skills to prosper in entry-level positions in the healthcare environment. The Associate Degree in Health Services Management program also includes a comprehensive general education curriculum to prepare students for future career opportunities.

What Will I Study?


In our Associate Degree in Health Services Management program you will gain core competencies and develop proficiencies in the following:

  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Coding Procedures
  • Principles of Management
  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Interpersonal Communications

Job Assistance


We understand that finding a position after completing your Health Services Management degree is the ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.

Course Outline


A Career as a Health Services Manager!

Our Associate Degree in Health Services Management program was designed with you in mind. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the material until you have a solid understanding of it.

Once you enroll, you can get started right way! Courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.

What courses are in the Associate Degree in Health Services Management program?

The following courses are included in the Associate Degree in Health Services Management program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Associate Degree in Health Services Management program has a total of 60 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 100 Skills for Success 3 Credit Hours
ENG 201 English Composition 3 Credit Hours
HSM 201 Introduction to Health Services 3 Credit Hours
MED 200 Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
MED 104 Medical Office Procedures 4 Credit Hours
BUS 201 Introduction to Business 3 Credit Hours
COM 110 Communication and Speech 3 Credit Hours
MED 103 Anatomy and Physiology 4 Credit Hours
MED 201 Principles of Management 3 Credit Hours
PSY 201 Introduction To Psychology 3 Credit Hours
BUS 202 Consumer Behavior 3 Credit Hours
HST 200 American History 3 Credit Hours
MTH 101 Principles of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
MCB 102-D Medical Coding I Degree 3 Credit Hours
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credit Hours
BUS 203 Human Resource Management 3 Credit Hours
HST 201 American History II 3 Credit Hours
MCB 103-D Medical Coding II Degree 3 Credit Hours
TRN 101 Beginning Medical Transcription 4 Credit Hours


Career Outlook


Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole should see an increase in the demand for medical services.

Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners. Many services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these settings, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand for medical group practice management is projected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex.


Employment Opportunities

You could find health services management opportunities in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Transcription service offices
  • Clinics
  • Government medical facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care services
  • Cancer registrars
  • Coding/billing organizations


Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $94,500 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,230, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $165,380. Note: This information is based on those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in health services management.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited March 03, 2017).

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Associate Degree in Health Services Management program is $10,950.

Total Tuition $9,000
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $950
Total Sales Price $10,950


Payment Plans

Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $10,450. Save $500!

Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.


Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veteran’s benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. You will have access to Brighton’s online career center while completing your career training. The career center is designed to help you find employment in your chosen field.


Specialized Career Course

In this course, you will learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships. You will also have help writing your resume. The focus of this course and its textbook are to help you to get a better job and to decrease the time you will spend doing so. One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design an effective cover and follow-up letters and explore ways to be effective in your communication with your potential employer.


Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Proctored Exams


All associate degree students are required to take two proctored exams through an online proctoring service, ProctorU, as required in specific courses. Proctored exams are open-book and only course material, course resources, and personal notes may be used. Students may not use Google or any other online search options to locate answers during proctored exams. A webcam is required to complete proctored tests. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis and alternate courses will be established upon enrollment as warranted. For students who do not have access to a webcam, they may check with the local library, community centers, and recreational centers for availability. Active duty and deployed service members may request proctoring through a military education officer or test control officer. If necessary, a proctored exam may be done in person with a non-affiliated individual such as an administrator, librarian, counselor, or human resource personnel. In-person proctored exams require approval from the Student Services Manager prior to taking the exam.

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