2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Integrated Healthcare Management - Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Description With a foundation in management, leadership and interprofessional practice the Integrated Healthcare Management Bachelor of Applied Science (IHCM-BAS) degree provides advanced knowledge and skills for professional positions in a variety of allied health disciplines. Graduates will be able to return to their discipline specific area of expertise in allied health (i.e., pharmacy technician, medical assisting, medical information technology) and qualify for a managerial position, as an educator or instructor within their field of expertise, or qualify for a higher-grade position within their current place of employment. 

Program Eligibility Acceptance into the IHCM-BAS program is by application only. This is in addition to the Edmonds College admissions process. The IHCM-BAS degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 180 credits as outlined.

To view additional information and download application materials, please go to the Integrated Healthcare Management-BAS website. A program advisor will work with students to ensure they are able to complete their 2-year degree prior to starting upper division courses or concurrent to them depending on the student’s individual course background and preparedness. 

Individuals must have:

  • Completion of the program prerequisites or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other college-level courses.
  • Valid Edmonds College math placement.
  • A minimum grade of 2.0 in all proficiency courses.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all college-level courses used to fulfill IHCM-BAS degree requirements at the time of admissions.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites (45 credits)

Communication Skills (5 credits)

Additional General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Complete 15 credits of General Education courses from the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Social Sciences distribution areas with a grade of 1.0 or higher in each course. Courses may be chosen from the lists below or from the following options.

Proficiency Requirement (25 credits)

Complete 25 credits of professional-technical courses from a regionally-accredited school in the following or closely related areas of study:

  • Allied Health AAS-T
  • Allied Health discipline specific AAS degree

View a one page proficiency course list.   

Courses from other programs can be used as electives to meet the 25 credit Proficiency requirement depending on the student’s academic and career goals. Students should meet with an IHCM-BAS advisor to complete an academic plan and the transcript evaluation process.

To be filled out by the transcript evaluator: All requirements met______.

See Proficiency Form for details of transfered credits, if applicable.

Additional Proficiency Requirement (35 credits)

Complete an additional 35 credits of professional-technical courses from a regionally-accredited school in the areas of study described above.

General Education Requirements (40 credits)

Alternative general education courses completed from an accredited college may be accepted to meet the General Education Requirements through the transcript evaluation process.

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Humanities Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems, and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Science Distribution (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Use social science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

Upper Division Program Requirements (60 credits)


  1. Apply knowledge and principles of effective management and leadership in allied healthcare settings.
  2. Effectively assess and implement improvements in clinical care, customer service, and human resource planning in healthcare.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches and teamwork for improving population health outcomes.
  4. Identify the effects of health disparities (i.e. addictions, poverty, mental health parity, socio-economic) on population health and describe interventions/solutions to address targeted disparities.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research involving data collection and analysis.
  6. Function as educators or leaders in academic, clinical, or community healthcare.

Program Notes

The program plan/stack for this degree is HCAIHBAS. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • Admission into the Integrated Healthcare Management - Bachelor of Applied Science degree program is by application only.
  • Minimum requirements to begin IHCM courses:
    • 90 credits of college-level courses transferable into the IHCM-BAS degree.
    • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and minimum grade point of 2.0 in core courses of the AAS-T, or equivalent degree, in specified fields.
  • To view additional information and download application materials, please go to the Integrated Healthcare Management - BAS website.

The advisors for this program are:
Program Manager: Krystal Nash | krystal.nash@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1605
Faculty: Danielle Bemis | danielle.bemis@edmonds.edu | 425.640.1240

Program website: Integrated Healthcare Management | ihcm@edmonds.edu | edmonds.edu/ihcm

Bachelor of Applied Sciences General Information

BAS Degree General Description The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is a 180 credit baccalaureate degree, specifically designed to build on professional-technical associate degrees that provide workplace skills, such as Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees. BAS degrees include a professional core of courses from the AAS-T degree, general education credits and upper division courses. BAS degrees are a pathway to the baccalaureate level with upper-division coursework in an applied field that provide expanded career opportunities for graduates and meet the needs of employers in the community. BAS degrees incorporate more applied, hands-on learning than a traditional bachelor’s degree and allow a student to advance their skills and abilities without requiring the student to follow the traditional direct transfer degree pathway. Graduates with a BAS degree may apply to related master’s degree programs. See a program advisor for details.

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 60 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Consult quarterly with a faculty and/or program manager;
  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edmonds.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Internal Coding

Program Plan/Stack: HCAIBAS
Total Credits: 180
CIP Code: 510701
Last revised: 2023/05/03