Programs

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

Brief Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Healthcare Technology and Management with a concentration in Healthcare Information Technology (Health IT) is a career-oriented bachelor degree program designed to prepare individuals to successfully compete for jobs that require knowledge of the healthcare system, information technology knowledge and skills, and supervisory or management skills.

The degree program is designed for individuals with IT and/or healthcare preparation and experience. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. The second half of the degree program offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their goals.

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Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply knowledge of current and emerging data standards and principles of interoperability
  • Apply project management processes and tools in the context of complex IT projects and teams, and in the midst of changing and conflicting demands
  • Comply with all healthcare laws and regulations relating to information security, privacy and protected health information, and meet institutional accreditation and certification requirements
  • Contribute to systems integration and perform information technology systems customization to meet the needs of the healthcare organization
  • Contribute to process improvement through the redesign of healthcare workflow and information management practices to better leverage the capabilities of new information technology systems
  • Gather, identify and document requirements for technology solutions, working closely with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders and considering privacy, regulatory, efficiency and security issues
  • 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).
Please contact the Healthcare Technology and Management office for additional information
Prerequisite Requirements
Associate degree, or equivalent credits, in IT-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
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
HCTM 310 Intro to Health IT Environment 5
HCTM 320 Heath IT Data Standards 5
HCTM 410 HIT Systems Analysis and Process Optimization 5
HCTM 420 HIT Systems Integration and Interoperability 5
HCTM 430 HIT Systems Implementation 5
HCTM 440 HIT Systems Operation and Administration 5
HCTM 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality 5
HCTM 460 Healthcare and IT Change Management 5
HCTM 475 Field Studies 5
HCTM 485 Capstone 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory & Practice 5
RAIM 320 Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Managers 5
RAIM 325 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Healthcare 5
Choose 5 credits from the following 5
HCTM 380 Healthcare Code Sets and Clinical Terminologies (5 Cr)  
HCTM 495/6/7 HIT Special Topics (5 Cr)  
Core Program Total 80
Pathway for Students with Healthcare Related Backgrounds
IT 103 Networking Basics 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals 5
Pathway Total 15
Pathway for Students with IT Backgrounds
IT grads must have 5 credits each in networking, programming and
database, equivalent to above courses)
HPRO 120 Medical Terminology 3
HCTM 301 US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems 5
HCTM 302 Healthcare Safety, Quality and Legal Environment 5
Pathway Total 13
Total Healthcare BAS Credits 93-5
Grand Total 183-5

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 an information technology related – or healthcare related – field, or equivalent credits, to be eligible for the 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 Health IT, 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 Health IT 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 93-95 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
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

& - A common course identifier recognized among Washington State Community and Technical Colleges.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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