Bachelor of Applied Technology in Medical and Health Services Management

This program is a Selective Program. Application requirements are included in the description below.

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The Bachelor of Applied Technology degree (B.A.T.) in Medical and Health Services Management will prepare graduates for entry to mid-level management positions in a health care or medical facility.

Graduates of this program will provide valuable expertise in the area of health care systems management, finance, medical staff roles and responsibilities, reimbursement mechanisms, the electronic medical record, privacy issues, and legal issues related to the health care industry.

Bachelor of Applied Technology Requirements

Application Requirements

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in state mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Success Initiative (TSI), with program specific exemptions accepted.
  2. Applicants are eligible for admission if they meet one of the following criteria:
    1. An ACT Composite of 19 (minimum of 16 in all areas) or above (SAT 910 or above).
    2. Applicants with prior college level coursework or an AAS, AA, or AS degree must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or provide evidence of extenuating circumstances, to the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs, for waiving the requirement.
    3. Provisional Acceptance, for students scoring a minimum ACT Composite of 15 (SAT 740 or above) or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 may be granted by the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs upon completion of a personal interview with the prospective applicant.

Degree Completion Requirements

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate course of study for a Bachelor of Applied Technology program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  • South Texas College will accept a maximum of 90 credit hours of applicable course work transferred from another accredited college or university toward a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree granted by STC.
  • Completion of at least 45 credit hours in 3000 level courses or higher of which at least 18 must be completed at STC;
  • Maintain a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of “C” (2.0 GPA in all other courses).
  • Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Degree Components

General Education Courses42
Technical Support Areas33
Medical and Health Services Management Required Courses39
Medical and Health Services Management Electives6
Total Credit Hours120

Lower Division-Requirements

STC Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

The student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework upon completion of an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree must complete an additional 27 general education credit hours in order to fulfill the forty-two (42) credit hour general education Core Curriculum required at South Texas College.

Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework after completion of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will have fulfilled the Core Curriculum requirement for bachelor degree graduates.

Technical Support Areas (33 Credit Hours)

The student is required to complete 33 credit hours of technical specialty coursework from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The 33 credit hours must include the 3 courses (9 credit hours) listed below. The remaining 24 credit hours must be earned within an approved A.A.S. degree. The approved A.A.S. degrees are as follows: Associate Degree Nursing, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Business Administration, and Human Resources Management.

ACCT 2401Principles of Financial Accounting4
HITT 1255Health Care Statistics2
HITT 1301Health Data Content and Structure3

Note: Students entering the BAT program with a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree may apply their field of study coursework toward the 33 credit hour technical specialty requirement.

Upper-Division Requirements

Prerequisites for Upper-Level Coursework

  • Junior Standing
    • Completion of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least fifteen (15) credit hours in general education coursework; or
    • Completion of an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Senior Standing
    • A minimum of ninety (90) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least twenty-one (21) credit hours in upper-level coursework.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in previous coursework.

Required Medical and Health Services Management

Major Courses (39 Credit Hours)

The upper-division Medical and Health Services Management major courses educate students in the fundamentals of health care systems management, finance, medical staff roles and responsibilities, reimbursement mechanisms, the electronic medical record, privacy issues, and legal issues related to the health care industry.

MHSM 3302U.S. Health Care Delivery3
MHSM 3303Statistics for Health Care Managers3
MHSM 3304Communication for Health Care Professionals3
MHSM 3310Legal Issues in Health Care3
MHSM 3335Financial Management for Health Care Managers3
MHSM 3411Health Care Information Technology4
TMGT 3310Decision Making3
MHSM 4304Risk Management for Health Professionals3
MHSM 4310Human Resources in Health Care Management3
MHSM 4348Ethics for Health Care Professionals3
MHSM 4351Public and Community Health Management3
MHSM 4551Health Care Management Practicum5

Medical and Health Services Management Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Select two of the following:6
Digital Image Processing and Presentation
Project Management for Healthcare
Supply Chain Management
Purchasing and Supply Management
Supply Chain Security
Technology in Enterprise Management

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Through the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Medical and Health Services Management outcomes, the student will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to incorporate clinical, operational, financial, and statistical data into health care manager decision-making;
  • the ability to communicate, both verbally and in written form, to a variety of health care audiences and situations;
  • the knowledge of the impact of the multitude of business and health care laws on a health care institution;
  • the ability to create and manage a health care institution budget with consideration to both current and potential future revenues and costs;
  • the ability to select, implement and utilize a health care information software system and all potential ancillary devices which may interface with it;
  • the ability to interpret JCAHO standards for a health care institution and to implement a method of quality assurance best suited for the situation;
  • the ability to identify potential sources of litigation risk and to appropriately select risk minimization measures;
  • the knowledge of the unique requirements of hiring licensed health care personnel, maintaining personnel records, and determining schedules, wages and benefits in the health care setting;
  • the ability to make the most ethical decision at a given moment during daily operations, health care resource shortages, and a disaster; and
  • the ability to comprehend, analyze, and apply local epidemiological data to health care institution decision-making.

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STC Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II - Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:4
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
HIST 1301United States History I3
or HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
HIST 1302United States History II3
or HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Human Sexuality
Adolescent Psychology I
Lifespan Growth and Development
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Social Problems
Marriage and the Family
Minority Studies
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Technical Specialty Courses
Foundational Courses (Required)
ACCT 2401Principles of Financial Accounting4
HITT 1255Health Care Statistics2
HITT 1301Health Data Content and Structure3
Technical Speciality Courses 1
Select 24 credit hours of Technical Specialty courses24
Required Upper-Division Professional Courses
MHSM 3302U.S. Health Care Delivery3
MHSM 3303Statistics for Health Care Managers3
MHSM 3304Communication for Health Care Professionals3
MHSM 3310Legal Issues in Health Care3
MHSM 3335Financial Management for Health Care Managers3
MHSM 3411Health Care Information Technology4
TMGT 3310Decision Making3
MHSM 4304Risk Management for Health Professionals3
MHSM 4310Human Resources in Health Care Management3
MHSM 4348Ethics for Health Care Professionals3
MHSM 4351Public and Community Health Management3
MHSM 4551Health Care Management Practicum5
Elective Upper-Division Professional Courses
Select two of the following:6
Digital Image Processing and Presentation
Project Management for Healthcare
Supply Chain Management
Purchasing and Supply Management
Supply Chain Security
Technology in Enterprise Management
Total Credit Hours120
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Students entering the BAT program with a completed A.A. or A.S. degree may apply their Field of Study coursework towards this requirement. Any additional hours needed to complete the 24 credit hours of Technical Specialty coursework should be taken from an approved A.A.S. degree.

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Four Year Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
HITT 1255 Health Care Statistics 2
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
Select one of the following: 4
College Algebra  
Pre-Calculus Math  
Calculus I  
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Technical Specialty Course 3
Technical Specialty Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology  
Human Sexuality  
Adolescent Psychology I  
Lifespan Growth and Development  
Statistical Methods in Psychology  
Introductory Sociology  
Social Problems  
Marriage and the Family  
Minority Studies  
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
ACCT 2401 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
Technical Specialty Course 3
 Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
Technical Specialty Course 3
Technical Specialty Course 3
Technical Specialty Course 3
MHSM 3302 U.S. Health Care Delivery 3
MHSM 3303 Statistics for Health Care Managers 3
MHSM 3304 Communication for Health Care Professionals 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MHSM 3310 Legal Issues in Health Care 3
MHSM 3335 Financial Management for Health Care Managers 3
MHSM 3411 Health Care Information Technology 4
Technical Specialty Course 3
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
Technical Specialty Course 3
TMGT 3310 Decision Making 3
MHSM 4304 Risk Management for Health Professionals 3
MHSM 4310 Human Resources in Health Care Management 3
MHSM 4348 Ethics for Health Care Professionals 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MHSM 4351 Public and Community Health Management 3
Medical and Health Services Management Elective 3
Medical and Health Services Management Elective 3
MHSM 4551 Health Care Management Practicum 5
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120 Credit Hours

List of Medical and Health Services Management Electives

CITP 3360Digital Image Processing and Presentation3
MHSM 4352Project Management for Healthcare3
TMGT 3321Supply Chain Management3
TMGT 4341Purchasing and Supply Management3
TMGT 4342Supply Chain Security3
TMGT 3311Technology in Enterprise Management3