Jul 21, 2024  
2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Healthcare Administration Transfer to SOU

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Ospreys to Raiders Transfer Program






Associate of Science 

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). It has been developed in close cooperation with the Healthcare Administration faculty at SOU. The SOU departments of psychology, sociology/anthropology, communications, and business offer an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program providing a foundation in healthcare systems, terminology, ethics and safety, data management and basic statistics, plus the communication and cultural competency skills necessary to succeed in today’s healthcare environment.  RCC’s Associate of Science (AS) degree is articulated with SOU’s Healthcare Administration program.

Students should contact the SOU Healthcare Administration program early in the first year of the AS program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or program.

Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements in effect at SOU.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Healthcare Administration Transfer to Southern Oregon University are:

Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental accounting concepts.

Use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create database structures and manipulate data.

Utilize complex formulas and demonstrate advanced statistical analysis using Excel functions.

Demonstrate active listening, reflecting, and rephrasing skills when communicating with patients, community partners and medical personnel. 

Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity in healthcare delivery, recognizing and addressing the unique needs and preferences of diverse patient populations.

Entry Requirements

Students must complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Prospective students should be aware of requirements of healthcare organizations prior to considering healthcare administration as a career choice, for example criminal history background checks or drug screenings. These requirements may vary by organization and geographic region; the inability to pass such requirements may preclude employment in certain organizations.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the department coordinator’s approval. To ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with an advisor to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

For admission to the SOU Healthcare Administration program, students must successfully complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to Southern Oregon University. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Work closely with an academic advisor to complete courses at RCC that will meet the SOU lower division general education capacity requirements.

Total Program Credits 90-91

Program email address: AlliedHealthInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits 0-8

Term Credits: 15


Term Credits: 15

Term Credits:12-13


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 15

Term Credits: 16

Advising reminder:

Work closely with an academic advisor to complete courses at RCC that will meet the SOU lower division general education capacity requirements. 


Students who completed BA 211Z  between summer 2017 and winter 2021 but not BA 212 , will require BA 212  to meet the new BA 211Z  requirement. Please speak with your academic advisor.

Some Approved Program Electives may require additional pre-requisites. Please consult with an Advisor.

Contact Info

For more information, contact the Allied Health Department: 

Phone: 541-956-7446 
Email: alliedhealth@roguecc.edu 
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/dept/AHO/ 

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