Be part of the future of health care with DC’s new degree program

Are you looking for a new, cutting-edge field that combines technology and management for a unique career in the health care sector?

Health care managers and medical technologists and technicians were recently identified as two of the top five in-demand occupations by the Canadian Occupational Projection System. Canadian Business also named health care managers as one of Canada’s top ten jobs on its list of 100 for 2018. The best news? Durham College’s (DC) new specialized degree program, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (BHCTM), can help kick-start your career in this exciting field.

This degree is the perfect program for you, if you want to:

  • 1. Be a part of the future of health care.

    Technology is the key to optimizing health care delivery in Canada and around the world. As technology advances so does the need for professionals who speak the language of both the innovators behind the technology and the practitioners who depend on it to deliver quality patient care.

    The first of its kind in Canada, DC’s BHCTM degree program addresses an identified need in the health care sector for professionals with expertise in medical technology, life sciences and business practices.

    As a graduate of this program, you can find a career in a growing field working with clinicians and other health care professionals to advise on innovative medical technology planning, purchasing and installation. These jobs also ensure the safe and effective use of medical technologies to enhance patient outcomes and organizational goals while also keeping costs manageable and personal information and data secure.

  • 2. Experience a truly multi-disciplinary program.

    The BHCTM program has been developed by DC with help from subject matter experts and representatives from regional hospitals and health care organizations, advocacy groups, non-profits and major medical equipment manufacturers to provide you with a relevant and innovative curriculum that marries technology with management.

    The core of the program comprises various streams of study including science and technology, medical equipment and clinical systems, management, research and design, and the health care industry, professionalism and ethics.

    From learning electrical circuits and human anatomy to project management and marketing, the BHCTM program is truly multi-disciplinary, giving you the opportunity to develop in-demand skills that will put you at the forefront of health care technology management.

  • 3. Take advantage of the unique benefits of a college degree program.

    Degrees offered by colleges provide you with career-focused education that combine the best of both the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills traditionally associated with a university education and the applied skills acquired through a college education.

    You will graduate with knowledge of comprehensive theory and practical experience required by employers in today’s competitive and quickly evolving workforce. You will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice in the course of your studies through placement in your third year, gaining work experience and hands-on training before graduating.

    After graduation, you can find work with hospitals and clinics, government agencies, independent service providers, medical equipment manufacturers, medical laboratories, regulatory authorities and technical sales and support organizations in numerous roles, including consulting, capital equipment procurement, medical technology assessment, project management, regulatory compliance and more.

Ready for your future? There’s never been a better time to expand your knowledge and apply to post-secondary education. Launch your career at DC today in the BHCTM program – spaces may be available to start classes this September.

All successful applicants to the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management degree program in September 2019 will receive a $2,500 first-year entrance award when they accept their offer of admission and register for classes.

Visit www.durhamcollege.ca/launch for a list of all open programs or contact DC at 905.721.3126 or recruitment@durhamcollege.ca.