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Health Care Management - Program Description

Health Care Management is a Bachelor of Technology degree, which includes study in health, business and management. Individuals will be prepared to enter public and private service jobs with theoretical and practical skills necessary for a challenging lifelong career in an ever changing technological society.

  • This program provides a diverse background in health, business and management areas.
  • Train for positions in management and administration.
  • Gain upward mobility in your health career.
  • Transfer up to 24 credits in the health major from an AAS degree.
  • Transfer many of the liberal arts credits.
  • The program offers several upper division management classes.
  • Serve an internship in the last semester

Students in this Major:

  • May start as a freshman or transfer credits from a health, science, or business curriculum for advanced standing in the major.
  • The program is presented as asynchronous online courses and thus attendance in Canton will not be necessary.
  • Will have internships in the last semester of study.
  • Will have a diverse background in health, business, and management.
  • With AAS degrees in such fields as Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Physical Therapist Assistant can transfer the courses in their major for the health core courses in the Bachelor of Technology program.

Career Opportunities:

  • Upward mobility in management of allied health fields
  • Public and private service careers
  • Insurance industry
  • Research in Public Health
  • Private industry
  • Business sector jobs in administration as well as accounting and finance
  • Government management positions in Emergency Management, FEMA and Homeland Security at the federal, state, and county level

Admission Requirements:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Biology Regents with a grade of 75 or higher.
  • NYS Geometry Regents or Math A plus one year with passing grades.
  • Chemistry Regents with a grade of 65 or higher.
  • Students must be prepared to take ENGL 102 (Oral and Written Expression).
  • Transfer students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Students who do not meet necessary prerequisites may be admitted to the College. However, completing the program may require more than four years.


  • All students will complete a minimum of 125 credits, maintaining a GPA of 2.5.
  • In order to advance to junior level status all graduates will complete 65 credits, maintaining a GPA of 2.5.
  • Course work from Certificate and Associate degree programs with a minimum grade of C may be accepted to permit advanced standing.
  • In order to maintain junior and senior level status and to advance to the final semester, all students must maintain a GPA of 2.5.
  • In order to advance to the final semester and begin an internship, all students must obtain a passing grade in Health Services Management Internship Orientation (HSMB 308).
  • In order to graduate, all students must successfully complete Internship (HSMB 408)—12 credits/480 hours of internship, along with Senior Seminar (HSMB 410). Both must be completed with a minimum grade of B. Failure of two internships will result in dismissal from the program.

Semester I Credits

CITA 110 Intro to Information Tech 3
ENGL 102 Oral & Written Expression (GER 10) 3
FYEP 101 First Year Experience 1
HSMB 101 Intro to Health Services Mgmt. 3
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology (GER 3) 3
  Natural Science (GER 2) 3-4

Semester II Credits

HLTH 200
HSMB 200
Medical Terminology Disease OR
Medical Terminology and Coding Classification Systems
MATH 111
MATH 141
Survey of Mathematics (GER 1) OR
PSYC 225 Human Development 3
  General Elective 3
  GER Elective (GER 4,5,6,7,8,9)*** 3

Semester III Credits

ACCT 101 Foundations of Financial Accounting 4
BSAD 201 Business Law I 3
ECON 101
Macroeconomics OR
  GER Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8, 9) *** 3
  General Elective 3

Semester IV Credits

ACCT 102 Foundations of Managerial Accounting 3
FSMA 210 Intro to Finance 3

Program Elective 3
  GER Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8, 9) *** 3
  General Elective 3

Semester V Credits

BSAD 301 Principles of Management 3
HSMB 301 Public Health Issues 3
HSMB 304 U.S. Health Care System 3
HSMB 306 Health Care Financing 3
  General Elective 3

Semester VI Credits

BSAD 310 Human Resource Management 3
BSAD 340 Management Communications 3
HSMB 307 Health Care Facility Administration 3
Program Elective 3
U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3

Semester VII Credits

BSAD 203 Marketing 3
HSMB 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare** 3
HSMB 305 Managed Care 3
HMSB 308 Health Services Management Internship Orientation 1
  U/L Program Elective 3
General Elective 3

Semester VIII Credits

HSMB 408 Internship 3-12
HSMB 410 Senior Seminar 3

*An applied course, may be substituted for two of the HLTH requirements when transferring into the program.

** Fulfills writing intensive requirement

*** May not repeat same GER category

U/L = Upper Level courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirements

NOTE: Health Care Management students must take seven out of ten General Education Requirements including one and ten, 30 total General Education credits, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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Health Care Management
Marela Fiacco
Curriculum Coordinator