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    Online Associate Degree in Arts - Online Associate Degree in Science to BS in Health Services Administration

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's Enrollment: 999 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Public Administration and Social Service Professions METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

    The Health Services Administration program at UCF is an upper division professional curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. It is not a limited access program. The degree program is designed for those desiring to gain experience in health services administration. Many diverse clinical professionals may find this degree program helpful in bridging the business or managerial side of the health industry with their clinical orientation. Students without a background in the healthcare industry can also be accommodated to build a background in health services administration to enter the industry.
    Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon admission to the program. Computer skills are necessary to access the courses. To participate in Web-based courses, you must have access to the UCF Campus Network or another Internet Service Provider. Recommended PC configuration: CPU: 733MHz or better Intel Pentium III processor, Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 10GB hard drive, Floppy drive: 3.5", 1.44MB, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 15" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Network Interface Card: 3COM or Intel 10/100 Ethernet card, Operating System: Windows NT Workstation/Windows 2000 (preferred), Windows XP or Windows 98/Millennium Edition w/Y2K Compliant Service packs installed. Recommended Mac configuration: CPU: 500MHz or better Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4), Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 30GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 17" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Keyboard and mouse, Network Interface Card: Built-in Ethernet, Operating System: Macintosh OS, current versions (OS 9.2.2/10.1.3), Specific information on current technical requirements is available http://learn.ucf.edu . Word processing is a necessity in virtually any college course today. Online students should be prepared to save word processed files as plain (ASCII) text files, to use their programs' copy & paste functions to post their work into e-mail messages and discussion messages, and to attach word processing files to e-mail. Recommended software includes: Microsoft Office XP for Windows, Microsoft Office 2001 for Macs Some courses may require other software programs in addition to those named here. See the course Web pages or consult with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online learning course.
    UCF provides extensive learning resources for its distant students. The UCF library provides information for distant students. For additional information about the UCF library and other online services, use the Library's home page, Quick Reference service, or phone 407-823-2562 or 1-866-271-7589 toll free. Students enrolled in Web-based courses may purchase textbooks from the UCF Bookstore by phone 407-823-2665 or toll free at 1-866-271-7589 using a credit card. Students may also order books online through the bookstore webpage. The bookstore will ship books within 48 hours via UPS ground. The shipping charges are US$6.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book. For additional information, refer to the bookstore's webpage.
    Visit UCF抯 Career Resource Center provides for information and assistance regarding job placement, employment listings, on-campus recruitment, federal government employment, statewide job fairs, career expos, interviewing techniques, resume writing, internships and other career planning issues. Even though you are a distance learner, it is possible to get a UCF photo ID card by mail. Your unique card identification numbers are needed to gain access to many of the restricted resources through the UCF library. Additional information is available at http://online.ucf.edu
    Online students are eligible for financial aid following the same policies and procedures as on-campus students. The financial aid office phone number is (407) 823-2827. The office can be reached by email at finaid@mail.ucf.edu. Please go to the financial aid UCF website for application forms.


    See graduate requirements and special program prerequisites.

    Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major
    Earn a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester credit hours with at least a "C" average (2.0 GPA) for all UCF course work attempted. Some majors require more than 120 hours.
    Earn at least 48 of these 120 semester credit hours in 3000-level courses or above
    Earn the last 30 semester hours in regular courses at UCF. Credit by examination may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
    Earn a minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree in residence at UCF. For programs which require the minimum of 120 total hours, residency will be 30 hours. For programs which exceed 120 hours, the specific residency requirement increases proportionally and is listed with the requirements for the specific degree program.
    Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours after CLEP credit has been awarded
    Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by
    Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree
    Fulfill the General Education requirements
    see current catalog website below
    Fulfill the Gordon Rule requirements
    see current catalog website below
    Fulfill the Foreign Language Proficiency requirements
    Fulfill the CLAST requirement
    Earn a minimum of nine semester hours during summer terms, if applicable

    For the current catalog, visit http://www.ucf.edu/catalog/
    Telephone and email advising available from program coordinator Mr. Tom Fallen, Health Services Administration Program, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida. Phone 407-823-2359, email: tfalen@mail.ucf.edu
    See Credit Section.
    The following courses are common prerequisites for the Health Services Administration program and can frequently be taken along with the completion of the UCF general education requirements and the Foreign Language Admission requirement:

    ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
    ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    CGS 2100 Computer Fundamentals for Business Applications
    CGS 1060 Introduction to Computer Science
    ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II
    STA 2014 Principles of Statistics
    STA 2023 Statistical Methods

    Foreign Language Requirements (0-8 hours)
    Admissions: Two (2) years of one foreign language in high school, or one (1) year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


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