Business Healthcare Technology Associate Degree – BHT3

Program Description:

The Business Healthcare Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today's technology-driven workplaces. The Business Healthcare Technology program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of software and technology. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, electronic file management, and healthcare regulation and compliance. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and terminology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of administrative technology.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 70 COMPASS – Writing 62
Reading Comp. 64 Reading 79
Elem. Algebra 57 Algebra 37

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 66

Business Healthcare Technology Associate Degree Curriculum Essential Courses

General Education Core Courses 16 credits

Contact program advisor for program-specific courses, and see course options for each Area.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

OR

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

OR

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements (4)

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

Occupational Courses 35 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

BUSN 1015Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement

3

BUSN 2340Healthcare Administrative Procedures

4

BUSN 2350Electroinic Health Records

3

BUSN 2375Healthcare Coding

3

BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing

3

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I

4

Business Healthcare Specialization - 15 credits

BUSN 1240Office Procedures

3

BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications

4

BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

4

BUSN 1420Database Applications

4

OR

BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications

4

Total Credit Hours: 66