Associate Degree in Business
Management: Healthcare Practice
Careers in healthcare continue to grow, including those on the business side of healthcare. In
the Business Management: Healthcare Practice Management program, you will learn about
sound managerial practices and procedures, healthcare finance, and operations of the healthcare
If you are a current health care employee, NECC’s Associate in Science degree in Business
Management: Healthcare Practice Management Option will provide you with business
management skills necessary for career advancement within a medical practice or healthcare
facility. If you are not currently a practicing healthcare professional, the program will provide
you with the theory and skills required to succeed in a career in healthcare management, as well
as an internship in a healthcare agency to provide you with real-world experience.
Graduates pursue many career paths,
including office managers in physician’s
offices and other healthcare settings.
You can also transfer to a four-
year college or university to earn
your bachelor’s degree in business
management, healthcare management,
or a related health care field.
Fall Semester Course Name Fall Semester Course Name
Year 1 Year 2
ENG101 English Composition I BUS211 Business Law I
HES115 Medical Terminology COM112 Interpersonal Communications
Accounting Elective HES104 Medical Office Administration
Computer Elective (CIS110, CIS112, HES201 Healthcare Law and Ethics
CIS113, or CIS210) Science Elective
Math Elective (MAT120 or higher)
Social Science Elective Spring Semester Course Name
Spring Semester Course Name HES109 Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance
Year 1 HES203 Healthcare Management and
BUS101 Introduction to Business Leadership Skills
BUS105 Managerial Business Communications MGT205 Human Resources Management
ENG102 English Composition II MRT103 Coding and Classification for
HES108 Introduction to Healthcare Services Medical Billing
In addition to classroom study, NECC’s Business Management: Healthcare
Practice Management Program offers internships at local healthcare
agencies to provide you with real-world experience.
Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions
policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED you
are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an
orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.
For more information or contact Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700.