Health Care Administration (HCA.AAS)

Program Outcomes 

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge from various didactic health care courses and from general education prerequisite courses into skills necessary to function as an entry level health care supervision.
  • Students will gain knowledge of current practices in operational procedures in long term care facilities essential to effective job performance.
  • Students will describe communication skills to effectively work in the unique environment of a healthcare facility.

Program Plan 2024-2025

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
  or ENG 1510E Composition I Enhanced 4
  or ENG 1510S Composition I with Support 6
HCA 1000 Introduction to Health Care Administration 3
MDA 1103 Medical Terminology 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3

MILESTONE: All major requirements and required supportive courses must be completed with a “C” or better to obtain this degree.

Year 1 - Winter

Courses    Credits
BIO 1600 Human Structure and Function 3
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
HCA 1210 Principles of Nursing Home Operations 3
HCA 1230 Patient Care and Auxiliary Relationships in Health Care Facilities 3
HCA 2150 Labor Practices in Health Care Facilities 2

Year 1 - Summer

Courses    Credits
GenEd Fine Arts/Humanities 3
GenEd Written Communication 3
PSY 2630 Psychology of Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 2530 Management 3

Year 2 - Fall

Courses    Credits
HCA 1110 Health Facility Maintenance and Sanitation 3
HCA 2100 Personnel Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HCA 2200 Fiscal Management in Health Care Facilities 3
SOC 2550 Sociology of the Aging 3
BUS 1310 Supervision 3

MILESTONE: Make an appointment to meet with a Counselor to apply for graduation for this degree. Apply for HCA Externship with Program Coordinator.

Year 2 - Winter

Courses    Credits
HCA 2250 Legal Aspects of Health Service Management 3
HCA 2300 Problems and Policies of Health Care Facilities 3
HCA 2403 HCA Externship 3
  or HCA 2404 HCA Externship 4