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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 the recommended curriculum model below 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
Day and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 2 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
HMT 110 Intro to Healthcare Mgt Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 2 0 4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
HMT 211 Long-Term Care Admin Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 153 Human Resource Management Requisite 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ACC 225 Cost Accounting Requisite 3 0 0 3
HMT 210 Medical Insurance Requisite 3 0 0 3
HMT 212 Mgt of Healthcare Org Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 260 Business Communication Requisite 3 0 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet Requisite 2 2 0 3
HMT 220 Healthcare Financial Mgmt Requisite 4 0 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

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.

A25200