Careers in health care continue to grow, including those on the business side of health care. In the Business Management: Healthcare Practice program, you will learn about sound managerial practices and procedures, health care finance, and operations of the health care industry.
If you are currently working in the health care field, the Associate in Science Degree in Business Management: Healthcare Practice will provide you with business management skills necessary for career advancement. If you are not currently working in the field, the program will provide you with the theory and skills required to succeed in a career in health care management.
Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC's six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program's core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.
Graduates pursue many career paths, including office managers in physician's offices and other health care settings. You can also transfer to a four-year college or university to earn your bachelor's degree in business management, health care management, or a related health care field.
Students who attend the Business Management: Healthcare Practice program through iHealth@NECC will complete most of their course work in online courses and come to the iHealth@NECC facility at our Lawrence campus once a week for in-class meetings and laboratory sessions.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all HES and MRT courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 64 credits hours are required for graduation.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Comments|
|BUS101||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS105||Managerial Business Communications||3|
|BUS211||Business Law I||3|
|ENG101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG102||English Composition II||3||Prerequisite|
|HES104||Medical Office Administration||3||Corequisite|
|HES108||Introduction to Healthcare Services||3|
|HES109||Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance||3||Prerequisite|
|HES201||Healthcare Law and Ethics||3||Prerequisite|
|HES203||Healthcare Management and Leadership Skills||3||Prerequisite|
|MGT205||Human Resources Management||3|
|MRT103||Coding and Classification for Medical Billing||3||Prerequisites|
|Accounting Elective||3/4||CIS110, CIS112, CIS113 or CIS210|
|Computer Elective (CIS110, CIS112, CIS113, or CIS210)||3/4||MAT120 or higher|
|Math Elective (MAT120 or higher)||3|
|Science Elective (2)||6/8||BIO121, BIO122 recommended|
|Social Science Elective)||3||ACC100 or higher|