Degree Overview

The healthcare system is continually changing, and the jobs and positions within it are changing too. Today’s community health centers, long-term care facilities, and medical practices need their nonclinical healthcare workers to work as part of a high-functioning medical team.

Our nonclinical healthcare degree was designed using insights from workforce and industry leaders about what skills today’s nonclinical professionals must possess to improve patient care, satisfaction, and outcomes. The project-focused degree will help working adults develop a wide array of skills.

Affordable, Accessible, Applicable

  • $3,000 per year—all inclusive
  • Focused on developing foundational, interpersonal, and business skills
  • Based on labor market needs and input from employers and subject matter experts
  • Eligible for federal financial aid and financing
  • Earned by mastering 120 competencies through projects, not credit hours and grade points
  • Designed specifically to work for working adults by offering extensive flexibility and support

Thrive In Positions Including

  • Office supervisor
  • Community health worker
  • Patient representative
  • Medical office specialist
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical records technician
  • Other similar roles (title vary across employers)

Develop Skills Including

  • Maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Nurturing cooperative relationships
  • Operating computers to enter, calculate, access, and retrieve data
  • Preparing technical, managerial, financial, or information reports
  • Advising people on technical problems, procedures, and solutions
  • Communicating health and safety information
  • Interviewing people to gather information
Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management

Tammy Kruger

Training Manager

BA Student

I think having [my boss] know that I’m actually going to earn a degree has further reinforced that I’m serious about my career

Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management

Kris Simmons

Administrative Assistant

AA, September 2013

I got a job at our main office as an administrative assistant, which required an associate’s degree. I got a raise and more hours per week, so my income has gone up quite a bit.

Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management

Darby Conley

Enterprise Benefit Administration Director

AA, September 2014

I used to wait for people to come to me for new promotion opportunities. But now I have a better sense of my potential and have started taking the initiative.

Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management

Matthew Mahler

Production Supervisor—promoted from Sanitation Lead

BA Student

Now I know how to obtain information, determine the quality of data, and create a way to manage and then communicate that information.

Associate of Arts in Healthcare Management

Kristopher Perez

General Manager

AA Student

I wanted to continue to increase my earning potential and I knew a degree would be the key.

Online Projects

Students work toward a degree by mastering 120 competencies and completing interesting online projects at their own pace.

See Sample Project