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BTech Degree – Code #2647

Wayne Bensley, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: benslewd@alfredstate.edu

The Bachelor of Technology in healthcare management (HCM-BT) is an online, upper-division program designed to allow a student or working professional who has earned an associate degree (AAS, AA, or AS) in a health-related area (or at least 60 credits toward such a degree) to complete a bachelor’s degree. Individuals may currently be working in a laboratory, radiology, records, occupational therapy, surgical technology, paramedic, or ultrasound setting, and seeking advancement into management or administrative positions. The HCM-BT will open doors for these working adults by providing flexible online courses and laddering with all health-related two-year degrees granted by both colleges of technology and community colleges. The program emphasizes the development of managerial skills through a set of core courses and a wide array of electives to address areas such as healthcare finance/accounting, the culture of healthcare, human resources, communications, healthcare law and ethics and policies, information systems, marketing, and quality control. This degree will also provide an opportunity for students to continue their education toward an MBA to become a CNO, CEO, or COO.

Advantages

  • Students will build a solid foundation in healthcare-related management courses from those currently working in the field.
  • Students will be able to internally, seamlessly transfer from Alfred State’s radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography, health information technology, and nursing AAS degrees.
  • Students will have the opportunity to enhance and broaden their training by selecting from a list of approved healthcare technical electives.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of self, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of groups and team interaction.
  • Discuss and apply the methods used to plan, organize, and lead a healthcare facility.
  • Discuss and apply quality control within a healthcare setting.
  • Analyze and use the appropriate skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.
  • Analyze and explain the application of employment laws and the legal system to the healthcare environment.
  • Communicate effectively: oral, written, and nonverbal, using current technology where appropriate.
  • Apply basic accounting methods and technology to prepare financial reports and perform statistical analysis.
  • Discuss the uses of, and be able to prepare, a comprehensive healthcare marketing plan.
  • Synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal education domain and other professions in healthcare. 
 

Occupational Opportunities

  • Medical and health services department managers
  • Public relations and fundraising managers
  • Administrative services managers
  • Training and development managers

Future Educational Opportunities

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MS) Health Services Administration
  • Master of Science (MS) Healthcare Management
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) Healthcare Administration

Employment Statistics

New program – no data available.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

This upper-division program is designed to accept students who have already earned an associate degree in a health-related field. Accordingly, the admission requirements reflect the requisite advanced standing. In all other respects, the criteria parallel the requirements of similar baccalaureate completion programs at Alfred State.

  • Associate degree or 60-plus credits in a health-related field.
  • A minimum of 5 SUNY Gen. Education categories covered.
  • A minimum of 21 credits in liberal arts and sciences
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 total semester credit hours
  • 30 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education Categories
  • 45 upper-division credit hours in the major
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours in residence
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a grade of “C” or better in the required core courses
  • Approval of department faculty

Healthcare Management – BTech Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First 
First 7-Week Session
TMGT 7153 Principles of Management 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective
     

6

Second 7-Week Session
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
HLTH 5233 The Culture of Healthcare 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
      9
Second
First 7-Week Session
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
     

 
Second 7-Week Session
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      9
Summer
5-Week Session
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
      3
Third
First 7-Week Session
BUAD 6003 Managerial Finance 3
HLTH 5223 Info Systems in Healthcare 3
     

 Second 7-Week Session
BUAD 7033 Operations Management 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      9
Fourth
First 7-Week Session
HLTH 5333 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6
Second 7-Week Session
HLTH 5433 Healthcare Marketing 3
  xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6

General Education Electives:

ANTH 5333 Medical Anthropology 3
HIST 1113 Hist of West Civil Since 1648 3
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
LITR 2913 Introduction to Poetry 3
HLTH 1313 Nutrition 3
ANTH 5113 Cross-Cultural Encounters 3
SOCI 1193 Marriage & Famly Acrs Wrld Clt 3
LITR 2033 The Short Story 3
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
HIST 2153 Surv of American History II 3
HLTH 1113 Biology of Human Sexuality 3
PLSC 1043 American Government 3
SOCI 1223 Power, Privilege, & Difference 3

Upper Technical Electives:

BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
BUAD 6113 Strategic & Creative Prob Solv 3
BUAD 6403 Proj Mgmt for Busi Profssnls 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
MKTG 6003 Strategic Marketing 3
BUAD 7023 Legal Environment of Business 3
TMGT 7003 Managing Technology Innovation 3