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Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries, and Anne Arundel Community College’s program for Health Care Professionals will prepare you to work in this fascinating field. You’ll learn that hospitals are like any other business and which techniques and strategies can be used to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness. You’ll develop your business communication and leadership skills through our unique curriculum, and be prepared to work in a technologically enhanced environment. You’ll be surrounded by classmates who are just as dedicated as you are to serving the needs of their patients. And when you’ve finished, you’ll be well prepared for the workforce or to transfer to a top four-year university or college.

Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.

Health Care Professionals, Business Management, A.A.S.

You’ll learn the foundational principles of health care administration and ethics, while enhancing your communication and management skills. 


Credit Certificate

The following certificate prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired.

Health Care Professionals, Business Management

You’ll prepare for a 21st century career in today’s technologically advanced workplace. You’ll acquire a keen understanding of health care administration, ethics, and business communication principles, with the ability to choose electives such as management, leadership, and business law.


Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree or higher in accounting, business, economics or entrepreneurship, you may wish to consider the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration. This degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose - career or transfer - we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your individual education goals.

Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

You’ll gain a rich background in core business skills, such as accounting, statistics and business law. You’ll also complete common general education requirements such as English, math and science, so you are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college.


What can you do with a degree in Business for Health Professionals?

Our graduates pursue rewarding careers as medical assistants, medical claims analysts, medical coders, medical lab techs, assistant medical librarians, medical records administrators, health care managers, health care social workers, office managers, billing professionals, and customer service representatives. Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, an AACC degree has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.