Outcomes

Institutional Outcomes

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  2. Solve problems using critical, analytical and quantitative skills
  3. Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills and methods in one's discipline
  4. Demonstrate information literacy
  5. Use information technology proficiently and responsibly
  6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in the workplace and the community

Program Outcomes
Accounting Outcomes
Business Administration Outcomes
Criminal Justice Outcomes
General Studies Outcomes
Health Information Administration Outcomes
Health Information Technology Outcomes
Healthcare Administration Outcomes
Human Resource Management Outcomes
Information Technology Outcomes
Paralegal Studies Outcomes

Accounting Outcomes

  1. Apply theory and method in the field of accounting.
  2. Engage in research and current trends on accounting topics.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehension process of how business and accounting theories and concepts are used.
  4. Integrate and leverage relevant business and accounting knowledge to deliver sound decisions that significantly enhance business success.
  5. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams to complete collaborative assignments and projects.
  6. Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to make reasoned recommendations.
  7. Identify and analyze problems and choose and defend resolutions for practical situations that occur in the accounting field.
  8. Assess ethical issues in economic competition, organizational management, and community participation.

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Business Administration Outcomes

  1. Analyze a complex business issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of business principles including accounting, finance, management, and marketing, and apply to business situations.
  3. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams to complete collaborative assignments and projects.
  4. Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to make reasoned recommendations.
  5. Demonstrate information literacy and information technology skills in the analysis of problems and solutions for business situations.
  6. Assess ethical issues in economic competition, managing organizations, and participating in the community.
  7. Understand key elements of learning in the concentration.

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Criminal Justice Outcomes

  1. The ability to engage in effective oral communication with individuals who work within and come into contact with the criminal justice system.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively in writing appropriate for employment in law enforcement/security, the courts, or corrections.
  3. Proficiency in the methods for conducting and analyzing criminal justice research from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
  4. Effective use of technology employed in the criminal justice system.
  5. The ability to respond to ethical issues and apply knowledge of perspective and judgment in this area to changing fact situations.
  6. Critical thinking skills in navigating the various issues which arise within the criminal justice system and at the different stages of the criminal justice process.
  7. An understanding of the ways in which the criminal justice system continues to change and the role of criminal justice professionals in implementing change.

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General Studies Outcomes

  1. Strengthen students' oral and written communication skills.
  2. Broaden students' social, political, historical, mathematical, and scientific knowledge.
  3. Refine students' capacity for critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving in qualitative and quantitative contexts.
  4. Prepare students for continued work in their chosen academic fields.
  5. Enrich students' roles in their communities, families, and professions.
  6. Expand students' understanding of global interconnectivity.

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Health Information Administration Outcomes

  1. Collect and maintain health data (such as data elements, data sets and databases) and conductanalysis to ensure that documentation in the healthrecord supports the diagnosis and reflects thepatient's progress, clinical findings and dischargestatus
  2. Contribute to the definitions for and apply clinicalvocabularies and terminologies used in theorganization's health information systems
  3. Apply policies and procedures to ensureorganizational compliance with regulationsand standards and report compliance findingsaccording to organizational policy
  4. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD9-CM,apply procedurecodes using CPT/HCPCS,andensureaccuracy of diagnostic/proceduralgroupingssuch as DRG, APC, and so on
  5. Apply policies and procedures for the useof clinical data required in reimbursementand prospective payment systems (PPS) inhealthcare delivery and support accuratebilling through coding, charge master, claimsmanagement and bill reconciliation processes
  6. Compute and interpret healthcare statistics andcollect, organize and present data for qualitymanagement, utilization management, riskmanagement, and other patient care relatedstudies
  7. Apply current laws, accreditation, licensureand certification standards related to healthinformation initiatives from the national, state, local and facility levels
  8. Participate in the implementation of legal andregulatory requirements related to the healthinformation infrastructure and apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure ofpersonal health information
  9. Use specialized software in the completion of HIM processes such as record tracking, release of information, coding, grouping, registries, billing, quality improvement, and imaging
  10. Apply policies and procedures to the useof networks, including intranet and internetapplications to facilitate the electronic healthrecord (EHR), personal health record (PHR),public health, and other administrativeapplications.
  11. Use quality improvement tools and techniquesto monitor, report, and improve processes
  12. Apply principles of medical terminology,structure and function of the human body, disease process and pharmacology
  13. Ensure that documentation in the health recordsupports the diagnosis and reflects the patient'sprogress, clinical findings, and discharge status
  14. Maintain organizational compliance withregulations and standards and ensureorganizational survey readiness foraccreditation, licensing, and/or certificationprocesses
  15. Implement and manage applications andprocesses for clinical classification and codingand manage the use of clinical data required inreimbursement systems in healthcare delivery
  16. Analyze and present data for qualitymanagement, utilization management, riskmanagement, patient care related studies, andhealthcare decision-making
  17. Interpret, communicate, and apply currentlaws, accreditation, licensure, and certificationstandards related to health informationinitiatives at the national, state, local, and facilitylevels
  18. Coordinate the implementation of legal andregulatory requirements related to the healthinformation infrastructure
  19. Implement and manage use of technology,including hardware and software, to ensure datacollection, storage, analysis, and reporting ofinformation
  20. Apply knowledge of data base architecture anddesign (such as data dictionary, data modeling,data warehousing, etc.) to meet organizationalneeds
  21. Manage human resources to facilitate staffrecruitment, retention, and supervision
  22. Apply general principles of management in theadministration of health information servicesincluding knowledge of financial managementand accounting principles

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Health Information Technology Outcomes

  1. Collect, maintain, analyze, validate, and apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the healthcare data.
  2. Apply policy and procedures to the documentation process to maintain accuracy and completeness of the patient record.
  3. Ensure accuracy when applying diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS codes and validate the coding accuracy with the documentation in the patient record.
  4. Abstract, maintain, compute, and interpret healthcare statistics.
  5. Interpret all current laws and applicable policies and procedures to comply with the dynamic payment systems and effectively respond to their information needs.
  6. Apply current policies and procedures for release of personal health information to authorized requestors.
  7. Use technology, hardware and software in the process of planning, designing, and completing HIM functions including managing data security, storage, and retrieval.
  8. Foster a team environment by organizing, participating, and conducting training and department committee groups.
  9. Work with management and give recommendations for departmental budgets, monitor variable expenses within the department, and support the revenue cycle process.
  10. Exhibit appropriate characteristics, ethical behavior, and growth as a professional RHIT in the Health Information Management field.

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Healthcare Administration Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare system and the environment in which healthcare managers and providers function.
  2. Examine business principles and general education including systems thinking to the healthcare environment.
  3. Communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders, establish and maintain relationships, and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups.
  4. Defend personal and managerial conduct with ethical and professional standards that include a responsibility to the patient and community, service orientation and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  5. Inspire individual and team excellence.

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Human Resource Management Outcomes

  1. Conceptualize a complex human resources issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of all core areas of human resource management.
  3. Understand and effectively assess core HRM policies, procedures, and processes.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of statutory and legal requirements when administering HRM policies and procedures.
  5. Demonstrate facility in business disciplines including accounting, finance, management, organizational change, communications, and marketing, and be able to apply this knowledge to HRM situations.
  6. Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to make reasoned recommendations.
  7. Analyze problems and choose and defend resolutions for HRM issues that arise in businesses operating in a global economy.

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Information Technology Outcomes

  1. Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  3. Analyze computing-related ethical, legal and social issues in a way that enables responsible professional practice and an ability to synthesize policy recommendations.
  4. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. Use and apply current techniques, concepts, tools and practices in the core information technologies.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, design, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  7. Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  8. Identify and apply best practices and standards
  9. Assist in the creation and execution of an effective project plan

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Paralegal Studies Outcomes

  1. Utilize critical and analytical thinking skills in paralegal work assignments
  2. Employ professional legal writing skills
  3. Develop and utilize legal research and investigative skills
  4. Communicate effectively in the legal profession
  5. Develop and utilize the management and organizational skills required to be an effective paralegal
  6. Identify, explain, and utilize the technology necessary to assist in the delivery of legal services
  7. Identify, explain, and abide by the ethical rules governing the conduct of paralegals and attorneys, including the limitations on the practice of law by non-lawyers, and the practical ramifications of the requirement that paralegals work under the direct supervision of lawyers
  8. Articulate, explain, and promote the emerging role of the paralegal in the legal profession, the distinction and diversity of the different areas of legal practice, and the paralegal's part in efficiently expanding the delivery of legal services to the public

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