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 Management 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all HES and MRT courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 60 to 64 credits hours (depending on elective choices) 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|
|Computer Elective (CIS110, CIS112, CIS113, or CIS210)3/4||CIS110, CIS112, CIS113 or CIS210|
|Math Elective (MAT120 or higher)||3||MAT120 or higher|
|Science Elective (2)||6/8||BIO121, BIO122 recommended|
|Social Science Elective)||3||ACC100 or higher|
The Associate in Science degree program in Business Management Healthcare Practice Management option is designed to meet the needs of current healthcare employees who desire career ladder advancement into management within a medical practice or healthcare facility. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum in healthcare finance, sound managerial practices and procedures, and operations of the healthcare industry.
Please review the recommended program sequence carefully as some courses are offered in specific semesters and may require prerequisites.
|Year 1||Fall||Accounting Elective, Computer Elective, ENG101, HES115, Math Elective, Social Science Elective|
|Spring||BUS101, BUS105, ENG102, HES108, Science Elective|
|Year 2||Fall||BUS211, HES104, HES201, COM112, Science Elective|
|Spring||HES109, MGT205, HES203, MRT103|