Where The Future Is In Your Hands
At GMC the future is truly in your hands. Our new Healthcare Administration program is enrolling in Spring 2019.
After completing our Healthcare Administration program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Occupational Science degree and are ready for an entry-level position in the field of Administration. Upon completion of the program students will have the opportunity for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies and long term care facilities.
Our detailed curriculum will allow students to enhance their knowledge in leaderships skills, management, and quality improvement.
An Associate of Occupational Science degree will be awarded for successful completion of this training program.
- Program Length: 18 Months, 62 credit hours
- Class Size: 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
- Semester based program
- Residential Program
- Now Enrolling!
- Classes Start Spring 2019!
- High School Diploma or GED required
- No Prerequisites Required
- Financial Aid available to those who qualify
- Associate of Occupational Science (AOS) Degree Awarded Upon Completion
- Real-Life Training
- Excellent Externship Program (Contracted by GMC)
- Free Uniforms & Backpacks
- Financing & Payment Plans Available
- New Program – Limited Space Available
Upon graduation, some of the occupations/job titles Healthcare Administration program graduates qualify for include (but are not limited to):
- Healthcare Administrator
- Administrative Manager
- Medical Manager
Upon successful completion of the Healthcare Administration program, students will be able to accomplish the following:
- Explain and compare the organizational elements, structure, performance, terminology, and delivery modalities for U.S. and global healthcare systems.
- Analyze the structure and interdependence of healthcare system elements and issues using critical thinking to formulate innovative system designs that improve healthcare delivery.
- Exhibit and nurture, through action and affect, the attributes that facilitate effective teamwork, including those that create cross-functionality and are manifestations of Internet-based collaboration.
- Maintain accurate financial records, prepare budgets, analyze variance and assess financial opportunities and risks, making recommendations for action based on organizational goals.
- Perform ongoing critical self-reflection from academic and work-based learning experiences, articulate the personal learning and growth that has resulted from those experiences, and integrate this into action plans for future professional growth, in support of the advancement of healthcare systems.
- Create policy and processes and execute decisions in compliance with the legal, regulatory and ethical considerations inherent in managing healthcare systems and organizations, with particular attention to information technology processes and structure and how these considerations impact all aspects of healthcare delivery.
- Integrate concepts of ethics, privacy, law and regulation to achieve optimal organizational effectiveness while adhering to personal and professional values in all elements of health informational technology and healthcare delivery.
- Develop innovative solutions to strategic, tactical and operational issues in managing healthcare systems and associated information technology through the combined use of information, organizational knowledge, talent management and critical thinking.
- Explain and compare continuous improvement processes, and using a variety of tools, design and build systems for measurement, analysis and accountability as they apply to healthcare settings.
- Create comprehensive and useable data-driven action plans that are based on the attainment of measurable results, clear trails of accountability and all appropriate risk assessment.
- Use economic analysis tools to measure return on investment of change projects (including information technology systems and quality and process improvement systems) and evaluate proposed options for short- and long-term changes in service lines, capital expansion, talent management, and other issues facing healthcare organizations.
- Use team, talent management, organizational skills, supervision and coaching techniques to effectively lead across organization, department, and work group units to meet diverse stakeholder and organizational goals in a variety of healthcare environments.
- Use oral and written communication skills to meet the needs of various audiences. Use and integrate appropriate technology and software skills to develop informative, explanatory and persuasive presentations to a variety of audiences.
An Associate of Occupational Science degree will be awarded for successful completion of the training program. This training programs fulfills instruction in theory and lab. In order to successfully complete the training program all students enrolled in this program must successfully pass (with a grade of “C” or better) all the courses mentioned above in the program breakdown. Final Examinations will be administered upon the completion of each semester; final examinations must also be passed with a grade of a “C” or better.
Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
View this program’s Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure TBA.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors, also called Addiction Counselors, work with clients individually and in group sessions. Many incorporate the principles of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to guide their practice. They teach clients how to cope with stress and life’s problems in ways that help them recover. Furthermore, they help clients rebuild professional relationships and, if necessary, reestablish their career. They also help clients improve their personal relationships and find ways to discuss their addiction or other problems with family and friends.
Addiction Counselors may work with psychiatrists, social workers, physicians, and registered nurses to develop treatment plans and coordinate care for patients.
Some counselors work with clients who have been ordered by a judge to receive treatment for addiction. Others work with specific populations, such as teenagers, veterans, or people with disabilities. Some specialize in crisis intervention; these counselors step in when someone is endangering his or her own life or the lives of others. Other counselors specialize in non-crisis interventions, which encourage a person with addictions or other issues to get help. Non-crisis interventions often are performed at the request of friends and family.
Some Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors work in private practice, where they work alone or with a group of counselors or other professionals. These counselors manage their practice as a business. This includes working with clients and insurance companies to receive payment for their services. In addition, they market their practice to bring in new clients.
- Evaluate clients’ mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
- Help clients develop treatment goals and plans
- Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
- Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior
- Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
- Teach families about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems
- Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups
- Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, as well as steps to take to avoid such behavior
Employment of Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Growth is expected as addiction and mental health counseling services are increasingly covered by insurance policies.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Most Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors work part time and full time. In some settings, such as inpatient facilities or residential treatment facilities, they may need to work evenings, nights, or weekends. Sometimes they must also be on-call if needed.
- Standing: 5% of workday
- Sitting: 90% of workday
- Walking: 5% of workday
- Lifting: 5 pounds
- Carrying: 5 pounds
- Reaching: No more than 1-2 feet
- Neck Movement: 20 degrees maximum
- Talking: Interaction with patients, employees and supervisors.
- Inside: 100%
- Temperature: Average climate for office or hospital setting
- Hazards: Working with patients (anticipated to be minimal)
- Fax machine
The Healthcare Administration program is geared for students to gain theoretical knowledge important for working in the field and to apply concepts to meet their occupational objectives. Healthcare Administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They can easily manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Healthcare Administrators must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. They work closely with physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other healthcare workers.
AOS Degree programs are semester based programs. The Healthcare Administration program has 2 start dates annually – Spring semester and Fall Semester. Spring semester starts the first Monday of February and Fall Semester starts the first Monday of September, of every year.
Yes. See our Financial Aid page for more information.
Yes, we offer career counseling and planning services at GMC and are proud of our 86% institutional job placement rate.
Upon successful completion of the Healthcare Administration program at GMC, graduates will receive an Associate in Occupational Science (AOS) degree.