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BTech Degree – Code #2647

Mark Amman, Program Coordinator
Email address: ammanmj@alfredstate.edu

The Bachelor of Technology in healthcare management (HCM-BT) is a completely 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 towards 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.
  • Students will conceptualize and implement their knowledge and skills through a directed research experience or professional internship.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply an understanding of self, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of groups and team interaction.
  2. Discuss and apply the methods used to plan, organize and lead a healthcare facility.
  3. Discuss and apply quality control within a healthcare setting.
  4. Analyze and use the appropriate skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.
  5. Analyze and explain the application of employment laws and the legal system to the healthcare environment.
  6. Communicate effectively: oral, written, and nonverbal, using current technology where appropriate.
  7. Apply basic accounting methods and technology to prepare financial reports and perform statistical analysis.
  8. Discuss the uses of, and be able to prepare, a comprehensive healthcare marketing plan.
  9. 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

The proposed 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
  xxx3 General Education Elective   3 
     

 6

Second 7-Week Session

ACCT 5243    
HLTH 5233    
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. Elective 9
       

Second

First 7-Week Session

BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. Elective 3
     

Second 7-Week Session

BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
  xxx3    
      6

Summer

Second 5-Week Session

COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
      3

Third

First 7-Week Session

BUAD 6003 Managerial Finance 3
HLTH 5223    
XXXX xxxx Upper Technical Elective 3
     

Second 7-Week Session

BUAD 7033 Operations Management 3
  xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6

Fourth

First 7-Week Session

HLTH 5333    
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6

Second 7-Week Session

HLTH 5433    
  xxx3 General Education Elective  
  xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      9

General Education Electives:

ANTH 5333 Medical Anthropology 3
SOCI 5023 Research Methods 3
ANTH 5113 Cross-Cultural Encounters 3
HIST 1113 Hist of West Civil Since 1648 3

Upper Technical Electives:

BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
BUAD 6113 Strategic & Creative Prob Solv 3
BUAD 6403 Proj Mgmt for Busi Profssnls 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
HUST 5103    
MKTG 6003 Strategic Marketing 3
BUAD 7023 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUAD 6403 Proj Mgmt for Busi Profssnls 3