LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023

Healthcare Administration, BAS


The Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Administration is designed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or technical training provider. The degree is intended for students who have expertise within a specific technical area, experience working within that field, and who seek to further their education and move into management or administrative roles by completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Note: although previous work experience within a specific technical field is not required for entry into the program, it is highly encouraged.

Students with an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Art (AA) degree may also be considered if they can demonstrate specialized technical expertise through work experience/credentials in the healthcare field.  These students should also be able to demonstrate how educational advancement will contribute to the profession and that career opportunities exist in their field.  An exception form must be submitted with the application. 

A minimum of 60 credits from a completed Associate degree will be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree, however additional lower-division coursework may be required as a part of the Bachelor of Applied Science requirements. A minimum of 45 upper-division credits are required for completion of the Bachelor degree.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Healthcare Administration program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Associates of Applied Science degree: Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Applied Science coursework, students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Students new to LCCC who have not completed an AAS degree should first enroll in and complete one of the many program offerings available by the College.

Associates of Science/Associate of Arts degree:  Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Applied Science coursework, students must have completed an Associate degree from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Students must complete an exception form demonstrating specialized technical expertise through work experience/credentials in the healthcare field and career opportunities

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of human behavior on the economy and an organization.
  2. Employ professional communication skills essential to the management of a complex organization.
  3. Demonstrate strategic decision making within an organization.
  4. Evaluate essential functions of managing resources necessary to a successful organization.
  5. Evaluate the essential functions necessary to establish, to develop, and to manage human resources within a successful organization.
  6. Assemble strategies consistent with the professional, ethical, and legal standards of the health care industry.
  7. Improve healthcare system performance by leveraging data and technology.
  8. Formulate research-based solutions to solve problems that impact health delivery systems.

Achievements and Next Steps


Choice Points


  • Students choosing to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science degree would need to apply for admission during their last semester of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Requirements


  • Associate of Applied Science degree Credits: 60+

General Education


  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 General Education credits and satisfy the Wyoming Statutory Requirement for United States and Wyoming constitutional knowledge prior to or as a part of their bachelor’s degree. Most students with a completed AAS degree will bring a significant number of general education credits from their previous coursework. Some general education courses are included in the bachelor’s degree program. However, students may need to take additional courses to satisfy the general education requirements. Please work with your advisor on determining general education requirements and building them into your academic plan.
  • As a part of their associate degree, bachelor degree, or additional coursework, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits of general education to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at LCCC. General Education coursework must demonstrate proficiency in Oral Communication, Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy, Natural Sciences, Human Cultures, Creative Expression, Human Society and the Individual, and the Wyoming Statutory Requirement for constitutional knowledge.

Milestones


  • Completion of Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.

First Semester


Milestones


Semester Total: 12 Credits


Second Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of IMGT 3020  as prerequisites for other courses.

Semester Total: 12 Credits


Third Semester


Milestones


  • Completion BADM 2010  as prerequisites for other courses.

Semester Total: 6 Credits


Fourth Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of MGT 3420  as prerequisites for other courses.

Semester Total: 12 Credits


Fifth Semester


Sixth Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of Healthcare Administration, BAS.

Semester Total: 6 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 120+ Credits


Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require some work experience after graduation. The Bachelor of Applied Science, Healthcare Administration degree is intended to give students the academic coursework and experience helpful in obtaining administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, public health, and a variety of other healthcare facilities.

Additional information on careers in Healthcare Administration is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.