BTech Degree – Code #2647
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.
- 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
- 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
- Analyze and explain the application of employment laws and the legal system to the
- Communicate effectively: oral, written, and nonverbal, using current technology where
- Apply basic accounting methods and technology to prepare financial reports and perform
- Discuss the uses of, and be able to prepare, a comprehensive healthcare marketing
- Synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal education domain and other professions
- 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
New program – no data available.
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
- 120 total semester credit hours
- 30 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from 7 of the 10 SUNY General
- 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
- Approval of department faculty