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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Degree Requirements

The Integrated Healthcare Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a total of 180 credits

Credits are split into three 60-credit sections:

This requirement is typically met prior to starting the Integrated Healthcare Managament - Bachelor of Applied Science (IHCM-BAS) program, and will be met by the core courses earned in completion of an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T), or equivalent degree, in one of the following:

If students did not complete an AAS-T or have credits from a college other than Edmonds College, please contact the IHCM Program Manager for a preliminary transcript review to determine Proficiency credits.

This requirement will typically be met in two parts. At least 30 of the 60 credits will be completed as part of the AAS-T, or equivalent degree, prior to the start of the IHCM-BAS program. The remaining credits will be completed during the IHCM-BAS program.

Note: if students have more than 30 credits of general education prior to starting the IHCM-BAS program, credits may be transferable after a transcript review.

Please see the General Education chart below for a break down of the courses and credits.

This requirement will be completed in two years (6 quarters) during the IHCM-BAS program. Each quarter will consist of 10 credits of IHCM courses which are held during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

Summer Quarter can be used for completing General Education or Proficiency credits, if needed.

IHCM Course Schedule

IHCM Course Descriptions and Objectives


Fall Quarter

  • IHCM 300 - Transition to Management in Healthcare 
  • IHCM 305 - Principles of Human Resource Management in Healthcare 
  • IHCM 310 - Financial Management in Healthcare Facilities
  • IHCM 315 - Interprofessional Education and Collaboration 

Winter Quarter

  • IHCM 320 - US Health Systems
  • IHCM 325 - Trauma Informed Management
  • IHCM 330 - Population Health and Community Wellness

Spring Quarter

  • IHCM 335 - Behavioral Health for Primary Care Providers
  • IHCM 340 - Care Coordination and Navigation
  • IHCM 345 - Interprofessional Education and Practice Simulation Lab
  • IHCM 350 - Transition to Practice: Practicum I



Fall Quarter

  • IHCM 400 - Leadership/Management in Health & Human Services Organizations
  • IHCM 405 - Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
  • IHCM 410 - Managing Interdisciplinary Teams

Winter Quarter

  • IHCM 415 - Health Systems Research and Information Literacy
    IHCM 420 - Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement
    IHCM 425 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare Simulation Lab

Spring Quarter

  • IHCM 430 - Health Equity, Disparities and Social Justice
    IHCM 435 - Health Equity, Disparities and Social Justice Simulation Lab
    IHCM 440 - Transition to Practice II: Practicum

General Education (60 credits) Break Down:

Note: This is a general break down based on students with an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) degree from Edmonds College. There is opportunity for flexibility and alternate courses from an accredited college may be accepted to meet the General Education Requirements through the transcript evaluation process.
Contact the IHCM Program Manager for further details.

First 30 credits completed before starting the IHCM-BAS program (included in the AAS-T degrees):

Distribution Area Required Courses Course Title
Communication Skills
(10 credits)
ENGL& 101 and
ENGL& 102
English Composition I
English Composition II
(5 credits each)
One of the following:
ASL& 121, CMST& 210, CMST& 220, or approved substitute

American Sign Language, Interpersonal Communications, Public Speaking
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning
(5 credits)
One of the following:
MATH& 107, MATH& 146, or approved substitute

Mathematics in Society, Introduction to Statistics
Natural Science w/Lab 
(5 credits)
One of the following:
ANTH& 215, BIOL& 100, ENVS& 101, GEOL& 101, PHYS& 110, or approved substitute

Bioanthropology w/Lab, Survey of Biology w/Lab, Intro to Environmental Science w/Lab, Intro to Physical Geology w/Lab, Physics for Nonscience Majors w/Lab
Social Sciences
(5 credits)
One of the following:
ANTH& 206, PSYC& 100, SOC& 101, SOC 214, or approved substitute

Cultural Anthropology, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Sociology of the Family

Remaining 30 credits taken during the IHCM-BAS program:

Distribution Area Required courses
(5 credits)
Choose one from the following:
ASL& 121, CMST& 210, CMST 220, ENGL& 111, ENGL 141, ENGL 161, ENGL 170, HUM 108, MUSC 107, or approved substitute.
Natural Science and Mathematics 
(5 credits)
Choose one from the following:
ANTH& 215, BIOL& 100, ENVS& 101, GEOL& 101, MATH& 146, NUTR& 101, PHYS& 110, or approved substitute.
Social Sciences 
(5 credits)
Choose one from the following:
ANTH& 206, DIVST 100, PHIL& 115, PSYC& 100, SOC& 101, WOMEN 200, or approved substitute.
Additional General Education Requirements 
(15 credits)
Choose three additional courses from those listed in the distribution areas above: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Social Sciences.

Possible additional choices:
BUS& 101, HIST 106, PHIL 110, PSYC& 200, PSYC 208, PSYC& 220, PSYC 290, SOC 115, SOC 150, or approved substitute(s).