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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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BSC Faculty Member Co-Authors Engineering Textbook
September 18 2014

(Bluefield)—An engineering textbook co-authored by Dr. Jeffrey Bolton, a Bluefield State College professor, and one member of the Virginia Tech engineering faculty, has been published and is in use at institutions of higher education throughout the world. The book, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Ei...
September 09 2014

(Bluefield)—Twelve years ago, Bluefield State College student Brian Delp lost his life while assisting a stranded motorist. On Saturday, October 18, the ninth annual "Brian Delp Memorial 5K Run and Walk" will be held at Bluefield State College, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event is designed ...
September 08 2014

Concert Sponsored by Bluefield State College (Bluefield)— The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors will present a free concert on Thursday, October 16. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Bluefield High School Performing Arts Center. Although this concert is free, tickets are required for admittance...
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The goal of the BS Health Services Management degree program is to provide students with learning opportunities to acquire the foundational business administration and specialized health services management knowledge and skills to enter or advance in the healthcare management field.  The Health Services Management program mission is to develop ethical and competent managers and leaders who are capable of effectively managing healthcare organizations and facilitating change in our complex and continually evolving healthcare industry, thus improving the organization and delivery of healthcare services in the state, the region, and the nation. This program will also prepare graduates upon completion of the BS degree in Health Services Management who wish to pursue a Masters Degree in Health Administration or other chosen field.  The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management provides students the opportunity to complete the requirements for a degree that is targeted to those who are seeking a career in middle and top level healthcare management positions or wish to go on to obtain a Masters Degree in Health Administration or other chosen field. The program also provides employed allied health practitioners with the opportunity to further their education to improve their job performance and/or improve their qualifications for advancement.  Job opportunities exist in at least twenty-four different categories of healthcare organizations.

 

There is a 128 total credit hour requirement for the generic baccalaureate degree in Health Services Management.  These credit hours include 33 credit hours in health services management specialization courses which includes an internship credit of 4 hours and 3 credit hours in health promotion, 41 credit hours of required basic and core skills requirements, 36 credit hours in required general business, management, and accounting courses, and 18 elective credit hours. Graduates of associate degree programs may begin the program as a junior and must complete the required programmatic courses and baccalaureate core course requirements.

 

Examples of job opportunities in Health Services Management include:

  • Supervisory, specialized staff, management and/or executive positions in:
    • Hospitals
    • Hospital Management companies
    • Retirement communities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities
    • Doctors/medical group offices
    • Home health care companies
    • Freestanding surgery centers, medical imaging centers, and cancer centers
    • Respiratory care companies
  • Supervisory, specialized staff, middle management, and/or sales positions  for other health services companies or agencies such as:
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Medical equipment companies
    • Management consulting companies
    • Insurance companies
    • Healthcare staffing companies
    • Government health agencies at the local, state, and national level.

Note: the specific types of positions that HSM graduates can apply for will vary depending upon the category of health care organization and depending upon the individual company.

First Semester Second Semester
ENGL 101 Composition I  3 ENGL 102 Composition II  3
PSYC 103 General Psychology  3 Core Skills: Fine Arts  3
Core Skills: BIOL/PHYS Science  4 COSC 201 PC Software Applications  3
MATH 109 Algebra  3 Electives  6
BUSN 130 MS Word & Internet  3 TOTAL 15
TOTAL 16
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ECON 211 Principles of Economics I  3 ECON 212 Principles of Economics II  3
Core Skills: ENGL (201or 205)  3 SPCH 208 Fundamentals of Speech  3
HSMT 201 Intro Health Services Mgmt  2 Core Skills: Social Science  3
Elective  3 HLTH 310 Health Promotion and Protection  3
TOTAL 15 Electives  6
TOTAL 18
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I  3 ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II  3
MGMT 210 Principles of Management  3 BUSN 310 Applied Busn Statistics  3
MRKT 210 Principles of Marketing  3 HSMT 302  Healthcare Org. Mgmt  3
HSMT 301 U.S. Healthcare System  3 HSMT 304 Healthcare Marketing  3
HSMT 303 Healthcare Law & Ethics  3 BUSN 301 Business Law  3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15
Summer Session
HSMT 400 Internship  4
TOTAL  4
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
ACCT 305 Managerial Accounting  3 MGMT 326 Human Resources  3
BUSN 350 Financial Management  3 MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior  3
HSMT 401 Quality Improvement BUSN 402 Financial Planning  3
 and Quantitative Techniques  3 HSMT 402 Long Term Care Administration  3
HSMT 403 Healthcare Finance & Economics  3 HSMT 404 Ambulatory Care Administration  3
Elective***  3 TOTAL 15
TOTAL 15

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