Houston Community College to Offer 2 Bachelor’s Degrees

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has accredited Houston Community College to award its first bachelor’s degrees—a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Artificial Intelligence and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Care Management.

The commission approved the two new undergraduate degree programs at its recent meeting on June 13, 2024. These will be the first four-year degrees offered through the community college, making it a Level 2 institution.

Chancellor Margaret Ford Fisher said, “For 53 years, HCC has offered associate degrees and certificates in hundreds of programs, which benefit the region’s workforce. Now, as a Level 2 institution, HCC will offer baccalaureate degrees, which train workers for positions in important career fields, expanding job opportunities for prospective employees throughout the community.”

The Bachelor’s in Health Care Management program is an online offering that can be pursued on a part-time basis. The undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence requires campus attendance.

Both programs are designed to fill in-demand positions in the local workforce. The AI field, in particular, is exploding in the Houston area, according to school officials. Jobs for healthcare managers are growing nationwide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for these business-savvy healthcare workers will increase by 28% between 2022 and 2032.

For more information about the new programs, including admissions requirements and curriculum details, you can visit the school’s official website.

Source: Community Impact— Houston Community College Gets Approval for First 2 Bachelor’s Degrees

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