Health Services Management A.A.S.

The A.A.S. degree program in Health Services Management prepares students for positions such as service coordinators, personnel assistants, office managers, field staff supervisors, administrative assistants and other business office personnel. Career Opportunities include the following: Nursing Home Administrator, Hospital Office Manager,  Doctor's / Physician's Office Manager, Health Services Director, Director of Adult Care Services.

The Health Services Management A.A.S. degree can be completed entirely online, if a student wishes to do so, and utilizes Open Educational Resources (OER), which are textbooks and other educational materials available to students at no cost!

The mission of the Health Services Management A.A.S. program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain positions in the health care fields.
The Health Services Management A.A.S. program will: 
  • Prepare students for a variety of entry level employment opportunities in the health care industry and for continuing their education in a number of fields. 
  • Permit students to build their academic credentials and acquire career-specific skills and expertise. 
  • Effectively communicate underlying principles as they apply to current issues in the health care industry.
  • Explore the five levels of health care delivery and major components of each.
  • Prepare students to apply the core functional areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management, and human resources, to make sound business decisions. 

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
Effective Fall 2023
English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition     
Humanities (3 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
Health Services Management (12 Credits)
HSM 111 Community Medical & Public Health Care
HSM 112 Issues in Long-Term Care
HSM 211 Medical Problems & Programs
HSM 212 Management Health Facility


Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Accounting (4 Credits) 
ACC 120 Financial Accounting


Business (15 Credits) 
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 210 Principles of Marketing
BUS 213 Business Communications
BUS 215 Human Resource Management
BUS 250 Principles of Management
Social Science (6 Credits)
 PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Math (3 Credits)
--------> Math Gen. Ed. Course
Science (4 Credits) 
--------> Natural Sciences Gen. Ed. Course
Nursing (1 Credit) 
NUR 106 Medical Terminology
Free Elective (3 Credits) 
--------> Any course that receives college credit

Degree Requirements Worksheets

 Students who earn a Health Services Management A.A.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work in a variety of healthcare office settings.

Some popular career options are:

  • Director of Adult Care Services
  • Health Services Director
  • Hospital Office Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Physician's Office Manager

Graduates may also transfer into SUNY Canton's Health Care Management bachelor's degree program.


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Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences