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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTracy Sewell
Associate Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551, ext 4826

AdvisorKim Allan
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551 ext 4022

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023

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Health Services Administration, AA

An Associate Degree in Healthcare That Prepares You For Leadership.

Quality healthcare starts with good business strategies that motivate practitioners and ensures excellent care for patients. You can help create these environments with an Associate in Arts in Health Services Administration from Gulf Coast State College (GCSC).

There’s never been a bigger demand for professionals with medical associate degrees who can successfully manage the business operations of healthcare systems, centers, and clinics.

Develop the skills you need to become an expert at planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services to align with changing regulations, laws, technology, and patient expectations.

From policy and finance to human resources and operations, medical associate degrees like the health services administration program offered at GCSC teaches the right combination of business and soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, negotiation, and communication.

If you have a passion for healthcare, then Gulf Coast State College is committed to helping you find the right career path.

We provide high-quality education while offering one of the lowest tuition costs in Florida. Earning your associate degree in healthcare at GCSC can keep your education costs low and prepare you for success as you continue on to a top university.

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Health Services Administration Highlights and Requirements

Thanks to our caring faculty, interactive environment, and unique campus atmosphere, more than 90% of our graduates say they would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others who want to earn medical associate degrees.

Gulf Coast’s Associate in Arts in Health Services Administration can be earned full-time or part-time — you get to choose. Our ability to prepare you not only for a bachelor’s program but also for a successful career sets our health services administration program apart from other medical associate degrees and associate in healthcare management programs.

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy as a Gulf Coast student:

  • One of the lowest tuition rates in Florida for medical associate degrees
  • Small class sizes and personal attention from qualified, compassionate professors
  • Part-time degree options so you can choose to work while earning your degree

Personalized guidance from Pathway Navigators to keep you on the right track

Health Services Administration Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual & Performing Arts
Select 6 hours of Approved mathematics (MAC, STA) (FAMU requires MAC2233)
Physical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Financial Accounting I & Financial Accounting II
Managerial Accounting
Microcomputer Applications
Economics, Micro

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Health Services Administration?

In this field, people find careers as:

Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Records Technician/Health Information Technician
Patient Services Representative

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of North Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
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Are you Ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.