Health Care Services Management
69-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-530-3
Develop your skills in leadership, management of support staff, and ensuring efficient healthcare organizational workflows according to prescribed quality standards. Healthcare services managers are expected to have strong written and oral communication skills and fulfill designated duties across various healthcare-related organizations. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, laboratories and care facilities.
This is a Partnership Program
Waukesha County Technical College has a partnership agreement with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to offer the Health Care Services Management program. Through the partnership agreement, the “host” college (MATC) offers the program, but saves slots for students from WCTC and other cooperating colleges.
WCTC students who enroll in a partnership program may enroll in general education courses at WCTC. Most major coursework is taken at the host college. Clinical work will be performed either in the WCTC district or host college district, depending on the program of study. Students enrolled in this partnership program will graduate from Milwaukee Area Technical College, not WCTC.
How Long It Will Take
Students can complete the seven courses offered at WCTC in two semesters. Then, students continue coursework at MATC.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
WCTC’s courses are offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Most of MATC's courses are offered via flexible online and hybrid (in-class and online) formats.
What Makes This Program Unique
- General education courses are taking at WCTC, with the balance of core courses taken at MATC.
- Seats are reserved for WCTC students that reside outside of Milwaukee County that may not otherwise be awarded a seat due to high program demand.
- You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate, and Health Unit Coordinator or Phlebotomy technical diploma on your way to completing this degree.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
This program is only available to WCTC district residents.
- Submit a paper application by fax to 262.691.5123, email or in person at the Admissions Office.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
- Schedule and attend a Program Planning Session.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2019 Start
- Submit application by May 13, 2019
- Complete checklist items by June 17, 2019
Spring 2020 Start
- This program cannot be started in spring.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Milwaukee Area Technical College code 003866.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$74,000 and up annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, but don't necessarily want to work in a direct patient care role, a career as a health services manager might be right for you. Those in this field are detail-oriented problem solvers who have a strong ability to prioritize and keep processes moving forward.
- Healthcare-related Manager
- Lead Worker