Programs

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in
Healthcare Technology and Management
Healthcare Management Concentration

Brief Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Healthcare Technology and Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management is a career-oriented bachelor’s degree program developed specifically to meet the career advancement needs of individuals with business and/or healthcare preparation and experience. Students in the Healthcare Management concentration will be provided with an overview of the business and administrative functions of healthcare, along with an understanding of the essentials of leadership that will enable them to become effective administrators in the healthcare industry.

The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites, which include an associate’s degree in a business related—or healthcare related—field, or equivalent credits. The second half of the degree program offers professionally relevant curriculum built around the essentials of leadership and provides an overview of the business and administrative functions of healthcare.

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Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and multicultural issues as they pertain to healthcare
  • Apply effective communication and management practices in healthcare settings
  • Apply economic and financial management principles to healthcare organizations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of information technology systems and applications on healthcare organizations and workflow processes
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of safety, quality and regulatory issues and processes in a wide range of healthcare settings
  • Manage, analyze and present healthcare data for effective decision-making in support of a wide array of healthcare practices such as meaningful use initiatives, patient safety studies, and revenue cycle management
  • Serve as liaison between technical and clinical functions to support users, including training and documenting the use of new technologies

Concentration Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites
Note: Students must have basic computer skills including basic PC
file management, Internet navigation, and use of office products
(including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software tools).
Prerequisite Requirements
Associate degree, or equivalent credits, in a business-related or
healthcare-related field
55
Science: Must include one lab course and at least one life sciences course 10
English Composition I 5
College Level Math: Statistics 5
Technical Writing/Research Writing 5
Social Science 5
Humanities (either Humanities or Social Science course must be a
communications course)
5
Core Courses – All Students
BUS 370
Intermediate Project Management 5
CMST 330 Intercultural Communication for the Professional 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
HCTM 301 US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems 5
HCTM 310 Intro to Health IT Environment 5
HCTM 380 Healthcare Code Sets and Clinical Terminologies 5
RAIM 320 Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Managers 5
RAIM 325 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Healthcare 5
RAIM 340 Human Resources Management in Health Professions 5
RAIM 350 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare 5
RAIM 401 Marketing in Healthcare Environment 5
RAIM 410 Institutional Quality Management and Accreditation 5
RAIM 440 New Business Planning in Healthcare 5
RAIM 460 Management and Leadership in Healthcare 5
RAIM 475 Capstone Project 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory & Practice 5
Choose 5-7 credits from the following 5-7
HCTM 410 Systems Analysis and Process Optimization (5 Cr)  
HCTM 494 /
495 / 496 / 497
Healthcare Information Technology Special Topics (5 Cr)  
RAIM 399 Radiation and Imaging Sciences Independent Study (1-5 Cr)  
RAIT 490 Information and Imaging Management (3 Cr)  
Core Program Total 85-87
Pathway for Students with Healthcare Related Backgrounds
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
Pathway Total 5
Pathway for Students with Business Backgrounds
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
Pathway Total 3
Total Healthcare Management BAS credit 90
Grand Total 180

Bachelor of Applied Science Admissions

Students applying for admission to the bachelor of applied science program must meet the application deadline and entrance requirements to be considered. Admission is competitive; meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. View application deadlines.

Eligibility

Individuals must have an associate’s degree in a business related—or healthcare related—field, or equivalent credits, to be eligible for the Healthcare Management concentration of the bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree.

In addition, applicants must have completed the following courses or their equivalents with a grade of 2.0 or higher from a regionally accredited college.

  • English Composition I
  • Technical or Research Writing
  • College-Level Math: Statistics
  • Natural Science: two courses must include at least one lab course and at least one life sciences course
  • Communication (may fulfill humanities or social science requirement: check with an advisor)
  • Humanities
  • Social Science

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science in Healthcare Technology and Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $125
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Tuition

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Technology and Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management is a self-support program and therefore does not necessarily follow the upper division tuition schedule published in the college catalog and quarterly schedule. Tuition includes applicable college and course fees, plus current per credit rates published online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/tuition. These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.

Basic Requirements for Graduation

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown above. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • A least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

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