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BTech Degree – Code #2647

Kathy Young, Department Chair
Email address: youngkl@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.
  • 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.
  • Illustrate basic accounting methods and apply them using current technology.
  • Perform financial and statistical analysis.
  • Discuss the uses of and be able to prepare a comprehensive healthcare marketing plan.

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

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 71 percent are employed; 29 percent continued their education.

Related Programs

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)
Health Information Technology (AAS)
Radiologic Technology (AAS)
Technology Management (BTech)

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 five SUNY General Education categories covered
  • A minimum of 21 credits in liberal arts and sciences
  • Minimum GPA of 2.00

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services.  This office may be contacted by email at DisabilityServices@alfredstate.edu or by phone at 607-587-4506.  Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Required Equipment

A tier 1 laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops. (A desktop of similar specifications can be used instead of a laptop for specified courses).

Healthcare Management – BTech Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

First 7-Week Session
TMGT 7153 Principles of Management 3
HLTH 5233 The Culture of Healthcare 3
     

6

Second 7-Week Session
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
GLST 2113 Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic 3
      6

Second

First 7-Week Session
HLTH 5433 Healthcare Marketing 3
XXXX  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
     

Second 7-Week Session
BUAD 6003 Managerial Finance 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
      6

Summer

First 4-Week Session
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3

Second 4-Week Session

XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3

Third 4-Week Session

BUAD 7033 Operations Management 3

Third

First 7-Week Session
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
     

9

Second 7-Week Session
HLTH 5223 Info Systems in Healthcare 3
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6

Fourth

First 7-Week Session
HLTH 5333 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
      6
Second 7-Week Session
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective
XXXX xxx3 Upper Technical Elective 3
      6

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 total semester credit hours
  • 30 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from seven 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

 

General Education Electives:

ANTH 5333 Medical Anthropology 3
HIST 1113 Hist of West Civil Since 1648 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LITR 2603 Introduction to Literature 3
SOCI 1163 General Sociology 3
SOCI 5023 Research Methods 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
PSYC 5103 Industrial/Orgnztnl Psychology 3
HLTH 5203 End of Life Dilemmas 3
HLTH 6003 Healthcare Management 3
HLTH 7003 Healthcare Compliance 3
ANTH 5333 Medical Anthropology 3