UC Clermont

Healthcare Management

Associate of Applied Business

Why study Healthcare Management?

The Healthcare Management Technology (HCMT) associate degree provides students with a broad foundational study of the specific skills required in physician office and department management, including marketing, economics, accounting, human resources, business law and statistics. In addition, students will prepare to take the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) national credentialing exam by studying healthcare finance, healthcare quality, statistics and research, introduction to physician practice management, healthcare compliance, health information ethics and healthcare applications. This credential is a logical next step for those with experience in healthcare who are ready to advance their careers in physician practice management. Current practice managers will also benefit from this certification with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and experience in this skilled profession.

Students are able to complete this program in two years, attending full time fall and spring semesters. This program is career specific.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should possess good oral and written communications skills. Healthcare managers often serve as liaisons between patients, healthcare facilities, insurance companies and other healthcare providers. They must be proficient with computers, medical terminology, human resource management, healthcare laws and regulations, healthcare technology, marketing and business relationships, HIPAA and data security, and healthcare quality.

Graduates of this associate degree may pursue manager positions in small, mid-size and large physician practices as well as hospital-owned physician practices, ambulatory care centers, surgical centers and hospital departments. Current physician practice managers may benefit from this associate degree with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and education along with completion of an associate degree. The next step in a student’s education after earning this associate degree is completion of a bachelor's degree.

The following information is provided per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for this associate degree program are found at O*NET OnLine.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Course scheduling is flexible as students may attend full or part time with admission into this program in any semester (fall, spring or summer).

For specifics regarding the CPPM certification, visit Advancing the Business of Healthcare - CPPM Certification.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
UC Clermont College
4200
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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Program Code: 34ASC-HCMT34-AAB