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Healthcare Leadership

Online and On-Campus Associate Degree Program - 33 Credits, in Addition to Diploma

Healthcare Leadership puts students with a separate healthcare diploma into positions where they can use their skills in business, human relations, management and communications.

With a qualifying healthcare degree from Southeast Tech or another accredited school, you can take an additional 33 credit hours in healthcare management and take on positions such as:  

  • Patient care manager  
  • Chief medical officer  
  • Health services manager  
  • Medical leader  
  • Healthcare administrator   

In addition, with the nation’s aging population, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth for this administrative field to outpace the average for all occupations through 2029.  You might manage a clinic or department, or use your strengths to oversee a medical practice or an entire facility. Find where you fit best.

And choose the course schedule that works for you. An associate degree in Healthcare Leadership from STC can be completed in two full-time semesters or part time.

Job Placement Rate


Southeast Tech's Healthcare Leadership program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its 2022 graduates.

* View details and methodology of the Graduate Outcome Report.

Keep on Top of Changes as a Healthcare Administrator

Change happens quickly in the healthcare industry. As a healthcare professional, you will keep budgets in check while guarding patient well-being. Your skill set includes:

  • Change management
  • Team building
  • Resourcefulness Composure

Why Study Healthcare Leadership at Southeast Tech?

During your training in healthcare administration in Sioux Falls, you will learn about online electronic health records, as well as leadership / management concepts tied to behavioral sciences. Your Associate of Applied Science degree also helps you:

Demonstrate Professionalism / Communication: Working with STC’s faculty, you will study professional / ethical behavior, time management skills and business writing.  

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills: You will acquire the skills needed to assess healthcare research and practices, in addition to applying management practices to daily healthcare challenges.  

Take Advantage of Tailored Learning: Southeast Tech’s Healthcare Leadership program is available online.

What Can You Do With Your STC Degree?  

Healthcare Leaders can find career opportunities in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities or doctor’s offices, and positions include:

  • Entry-level management
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Administration specialist 

Job Outlook

Explore Classes   

Program curriculum for Healthcare Leadership totals 33 credits, including classes in Ethical Decision-making, Insurance/Billing/Coding, Supervisory Management and Life/Health Insurance. 



Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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