Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Health Care Administration B.S.


Director:
Marianne Raimondo

Health Care Administration Program Faculty: Assistant Professors Raimondo, Connolly, Rampa

B.S. in Health Care Administration


The B.S. in Health Care Administration (HCA) provides baccalaureate-level education and training for students considering careers in the health care industry. The program is specifically targeted for those pursuing supervisory and entry-level management positions and/or preparation for graduate education. The Health Care Administration program focuses on the organization, financing and management of health care organizations and the delivery of health care services in the United States.

Students must consult with their assigned advisor before they will be able to register for courses. A graded writing assignment is required in every course.

Note: HCA 491: Independent Study I and HCA 492: Independent Study II are available for those seeking departmental honors, with consent of program director and dean.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I: Financial

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CIS 252Introduction to Information Systems

4

Fall, Spring, Summer
ECON 214Principles of Microeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

FIN 301Financial Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

HCA 330Health Care Finance

3

Annually.
 

HCA 201WIntroduction to Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 302Health Care Organizations

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 303WHealth Policy and Contemporary Issues

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 355Quality Management/Improvement in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 401W/HCA 501Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Management

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 461WSeminar in Strategic Health Care Management

3

As needed.
HCA 467Internship in Health Care Administration

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 201WFoundations of Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 320Human Resource Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 322WOrganizational Behavior

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MKT 201WIntroduction to Marketing

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Note: With permission of program director, HCA 490: Directed Study may be substituted for any 300/400 level HCA course.
Note: Please note that HCA 201, HCA 302, HCA 303 and HCA 401 were previously offered as NURS 201, NURS 302, NURS 303 and NURS 401, and these courses are equivalent to the HCA courses.

THREE COURSES from

(It is recommended that the three courses be taken from the same category, but courses may be selected from multiple categories)

Gerontology
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GRTL 314/NURS 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

NURS 314/GRTL 314Health and Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

HCA 403Long-Term Care Administration

3

Annually.
HCA 404Long-Term Care Laws and Regulations

2

Annually.
SOC 217Sociology of Aging

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 320Aging and the Law

3

Annually.

Note: SOC 217: Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences category of General Education.

Human Resource Management
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MGT 423Compensation and Benefits Administration

4

Fall.
MGT 425Recruitment and Selection

4

Fall.
MGT 428Human Resource Development

4

Spring.
MGT 430Strategic Human Resource Management

4

Spring.
Informatics
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 440Issues in Computer Security

4

Fall, Spring.
CIS 455WDatabase Programming

4

Fall, Spring.
HCA 402Health Care Informatics

3

As needed.
Management Foundations
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting II: Managerial

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 349Service Operations Management

4

Fall.
MKT 334WConsumer Behavior

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 301WFoundations of Public Administration

4

Fall.
Wellness
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 309Medical Anthropology

4

Alternate years.
HPE 406Health Program Planning and Development

3

Spring or as needed.
PSYC 424Health Psychology

4

Annually.
SOC 314The Sociology of Health and Illness

4

Annually.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 103Human Biology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

COMM 230Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
ENGL 230Workplace Writing

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 177Quantitative Business Analysis I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 221WResearch Methods I: Foundations

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: BIOL 108: Fulfills the Natural Science category of General Education.

Note: MATH 177, MATH 240: Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education.

Note: Up to 8 credit hours may simultaneously fulfill General Education requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 82-88