Welcome to the Health Sciences Department
The New York City College of Technology’s Health Sciences Administration program prepares students for entry-level administrative positions within health sciences organizations. Representing the interests of a diverse student body; the program gives to students the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies needed for successful career mobility and diversification. The faculty, staff and administration are committed to providing excellence in education through student focused active learning that promotes ongoing self development, ethical conduct, and leadership. The program offers a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for the rigors of employment, encourages their professional growth and inspires a commitment to graduate education and lifelong learning.
Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary area of study that prepares students for employment within administrative occupations supporting healthcare and its delivery.
Presently, the department offers two degrees:
For entering students, the department provides an interdisciplinary preparatory Associate’s degree. Students interested in either pursuing the possibility of a clinical career, entering into healthcare employment or desire to advance their education for baccalaureate level career-based studies, utilize this program to flexibly accommodate their interests.
The degree allows students to:
- Undertake their required preclinical studies so that they may eventually apply for admission and if accepted, transfer into competitive clinical healthcare programs such as nursing, Radiologic Technology and dental hygiene,
- Learn the basic skills needed for employment in jobs that support the day-to-day activities of healthcare facilities,
- Achieve a relevant degree that knowledgably prepares them for upper-level, bachelor’s studies for careers in healthcare administration, management or similar occupations.
Upon graduation from the AS degree, students are well suited to assume entry-level positions in the operations of healthcare facilities and physician offices. According to the US Department of Labor, employment of medical and health services is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. (1).
For upper level students, the department offers a BS in Health Services Administration specifically designed to service the educational needs of individuals who already have significant experience in health care &ndahsh; either as a licensed health care provider with, as a minimum, an associate degree in a health care clinical discipline or someone with an associate’s degree who also has substantial employment experience in the health care environment.
Graduates will be prepared to enter the challenging and fast-growing world of health service management as entry-level administrators in a variety of health care settings. Significant employment opportunities exist for graduates as supervisors, managers and administrators in hospitals, health care agencies, nursing homes, insurance companies, medical/dental clinics and managed care organizations. Alternatively, the program provides students with an excellent foundation should they wish to continue their graduate education in such distinctive fields as health administration, public health and the clinical professions.