Health Care Systems Administration
Skilled health care system administrators are expected
to be in demand for many years as the health care
industry grows and becomes more complex. These
managers are important because they make optimum
use of scarce resources including time, labor, money,
material and space. This degree program is designed
to fill that demand.
Graduates are trained to hold responsible entry-level
management positions in a wide range of health
care settings including hospitals, nursing homes,
emergency centers, government health agencies,
health maintenance organizations, health insurance
companies and many more.
Bachelor of Science
HS diploma or GED
GPA min: 2.5
ACT min: 17 or college level math and English
Credit hours required for graduation: 121-127
College of Health Professions
The program blends business skills with a social
understanding to make graduates effective
managers and administrators. The curriculum
satisfies the academic requirements for entry into
graduate programs, such as business, health or
public administration. Graduates in Health Care
Systems Administration are qualified to sit for state
licensure as nursing home administrators.
HCSA is a course-specific degree completion
program with a four-year sequence that begins
promptly upon acceptance and enrollment. Students
can come into the program with college-earned
credit; however, individuals are encouraged to enter
the program as a first-year student and be dually-
enrolled with Grand Rapids Community College.
All information is accurate at time of printing.