Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Management, Health Studies Concentration

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Associate of Science in Health Care Management is earned in an accelerated online format with two concentrations in Health Studies or Professional Practice for potential graduates.  Students receiving the Associate of Science in Health Care Management with a concentration in Health Studies can transfer all required course work completed at BPCC within that concentration to partially fulfill degree requirements for specified options of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (up to 57 credit hours from this concentration).

The Associate of Science in Health Care Management with a concentration in Professional Practice is designed for students who desire immediate entry-level managerial positions within the healthcare industry and the Health Studies Concentration for students who plan to pursue admission to a baccalaureate program.  All courses are offered in 4-week and 8-week formats and average class size is 35 students.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations. The health science field is the second largest demand sector as reported by Louisiana Workforce Commission. Moreover, the Commission reports that 75% of these jobs do not require a four year degree or higher but do require employees with some training beyond high school.

SAMPLE CLASSES
Students pursuing the Associate of Science in Health Care Management must earn 60 credit hours by taking classes such as:

Freshman Year
First Semester
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I
MATH 102: College Algebra
HCM 201: Introduction to Healthcare Management
CIS 105: Computer Concepts
CHEM 107: Introductory Chemistry

Second Semester

ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II
BLGY 110: Medical Terminology
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech
BADM 201: Economics Principles
HCM 202: Healthcare Informatics

Sophomore Year
First Semester
HCM 205: Risk and Insurance
PSYC 201: Introduction to Psychology
HCM 250: Small Business Management
ART 206: Introduction to Fine Arts
ACCT 205: Introductory Financial Accounting

Second Semester

HCM 203: Supervision
SLGY 201: Introduction to Sociology
ENGL 202: Major American Writers
MATH 210: Basic Statistics
HCM 226: Perspectives on Aging

CALL SCHOOL: Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year community college with approximately 6,500 students enrolled each semester.  Academic programs of study include associate degrees, certificate/technical diplomas, and technical competency areas.  In addition, BPCC provides courses that transfer to four-year degree granting institutions.

CONTACT INFO
Contact a CALL representative by phone 318-678-6050 or email call@bpcc.edu

For more information, please visit: http://www.bpcc.edu/call/  


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