Pending approval by SACSCOC. Approved by THECB.
For the fall of 2022, Weatherford College builds on the success of its Health and Human Science programs with the Bachelor's of Applied Technology in Medical and Health Services Management Degree. WC Health Science graduates have been highly sought after. While our graduates frequently excel in their respective fields, the lack of a four-year degree has meant that some have been denied advancement opportunities. Those successful professionals can further their careers while staying close to home through the Bachelor's of Applied Technology (BAT) in Medical and Health Services Management.
Courses in the BAT, MHSM will be offered in an online/hybridized format, optimizing the time in the classroom while taking advantage of the workplace experiences of the student. While a good deal of the coursework is online, hybrid courses offer students opportunities for real-time exchanges that would otherwise be impossible for those participating at a distance. The degree is designed to produce graduates capable of handling their chosen professions' personnel and physical resource management obligations in ethical, innovative, and fiscally responsible ways.
The BAT, MHSM Program Director, Dr. Stephen Duarte, comes to WC from California State University – Northridge, where he was responsible for a similar program. Dr. Duarte brings a wealth of experience in education and the medical field.
Opportunities abound for graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in Medical and Health Services Management. Careers in Medical Practice Manager, Business Office Manager, Clinical Manager, Practice Administrator, Practice Manager, Facilities Manager, Patient Coordinator, Medical Office Coordinator, Clinical Administrator, and Office Manager all become accessible to the BAT graduate. A recent review yielded 169 current openings across the state of Texas appropriate to those with a Bachelors in Medical and Health Services Management. Graduates of the Bachelor’s of Applied Technology in Medical and Health Services Management would also be eligible to apply for acceptance into Master’s Programs in Health Care Administration.