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Healthcare Management Technology

Curriculum Description

The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment.

The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial and supervisory skills.

Graduates may find employment in healthcare settings including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care facilities and insurance companies. Graduates are eligible to sit for various certification exams upon completion of the degree with a combination of a minimum of two years administrative experience. Eligible certifications include, but are not limited to, the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers (PAHCOM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA) examinations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25200
NC CIP: 51.0705
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
HMT 110 Intro to Healthcare Mgt 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 2 0 7

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
HMT 211 Long-Term Care Admin 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 2 0 7

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
  Total: 5 2 0 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 0 0 3
HMT 212 Mgt of Healthcare Org 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
BUS 260 Business Communication 3 0 0 3
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
  Total: 6 2 0 7

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 5 2 0 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
HMT 210 Medical Insurance 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
HMT 220 Healthcare Financial Mgmt 4 0 0 4
  Total: 7 0 0 7

Summer Term

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
  Total: 0 0 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.