School Of Allied Health

School of Allied Health

The School of Allied Health at The College of Westchester a leader in educating innovative and responsible allied health professionals. Graduates of our Medical Assistant Management and and our Health Information Management programs, leave CW ready to fill the ever-increasing demands of our community for excellence in healthcare services. Our programs offer robust connections to clinical educators and advisory council members in the healthcare community.







Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – (Ground) HEGIS Code 1202
The Bachelor’s Program in Health Care Administration is designed to prepare individuals to develop, plan and manage healthcare operations and services within various healthcare facilities. This program includes instruction in business management, public policy, health law and ethics, and healthcare delivery systems operation. This program also includes instruction in the current healthcare system including managed care and the administration of long term care for the aging population.

First and second year course requirements are fulfilled by completing an accredited associate degree program or its equivalent. The BBA program is a degree completion program that admits students and allows complete transferability for those who have previously earned an Associate degree in Medical Assistant Management or Health Information Management from The College of Westchester.* Applicants to this program as transfer students from institutions other than CW should see the BBA Admissions Center for evaluation of transferability. It is expected that students enter this program at the junior -level. Students will complete 120 credits to earn the BBA in Health Care Administration.

*Graduates of other degree programs at The College of Westchester might not meet complete transferability requirements into this baccalaureate program

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) HEGIS Code 1202
The Bachelor’s Program in Health Administration is a fully online program that is designed to prepare individuals to develop, plan and manage healthcare operations and services within various healthcare facilities. This program includes instruction in business management, public policy, health law and ethics, and healthcare delivery systems operation. This program also includes instruction in the current healthcare systems including managed care and the administration of long term care for the aging population.

First and second year course requirements are fulfilled by completing an accredited associate degree program or its equivalent. The BBA program is a degree completion program that admits students and allows complete transferability for those who have previously earned an Associate degree in Medical Assistant Management or Health Information Management from The College of Westchester.* Applicants to this program as transfer students from institutions other than CW should see the BBA Admissions Center for evaluation of transferability. It is expected that students enter this program at the junior -level. Students will complete 120 credits to earn the BBA in Health Administration.

*Graduates of other degree programs at The College of Westchester might not meet complete transferability requirements into this baccalaureate program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – HEGIS Code 5214

The Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Medical Assistant Management will provide students with the specific skills needed to seek careers as professionals in a medical or health services setting. Graduates of the program will have acquired the requisite skills to become employed in organizations ranging from hospitals to ambulatory care facilities. Because the program combines both administrative and clinical skills, the types of positions for which these graduates can qualify include medical administrative assistant and clinical medical assistant. Job duties may include but not limited to performing EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs and medical administration.

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree (AOS) – HEGIS Code 5005
This program prepares health information management (HIM) professionals to work in a variety of administrative medical office settings including both private practice and larger health care facilities. Graduates of this program are trained to organize, analyze, and technically evaluate patient health information in both electronic and hard copy formats, maintain and use health information indexes, and to facilitate storage and retrieval of medical records. Graduates will be qualified to seek employment in medical office management positions where knowledge of medical billing and coding are most important.

Certificate – HEGIS Code 5214
The Medical Assistant Specialist program provides students with a foundation in both the administrative and clinical skills that medical assistants are expected to utilize in performing their basic job responsibilities. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to seek entry level employment as a medical assistant in a variety of health-care settings. Credits are transferable to the associate degree program, Medical Assistant Management.

Certificate – HEGIS Code 5005
The Medical Office Specialist Certificate is designed to provide students with the administrative skills they will need to pursue non-clinical careers in the Healthcare Industry. A strong focus of the program is placed on administrative practice management applications as well as on medical billing and coding. Upon graduation, students can be qualified to seek entry level employment as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of healthcare settings, including but not limited to medical practices, hospitals and healthcare consulting companies. Credits are transferable to the associate degree program, Health Information Management.