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Concordia University: 3+1 Anesthesia Technology Degree to Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Management.

Who can enroll in the program?

  • Program note: The Anesthesia Technology program at College of DuPage has requested voluntary withdrawal of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the program will be closed effective August 7, 2022.
  • College of DuPage and Concordia University Chicago will terminate this 3+1 program option (AAS degree in Anesthesia Technology) after the August, 2024 student intake. 
  • Students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Anesthesia Technology at College of DuPage (COD). The Anesthesia Technology program is a limited enrollment program. Students should consult with the admission packet for details.
  • New students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Management offered by Concordia University Chicago at College of DuPage.
  • Students who graduated from College of DuPage and went elsewhere can be considered for admission for this 3+1 program if they complete any necessary prerequisites. A transcript evaluation needs to be completed by both schools.

Program Overview

  • Classes are offered on College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Campus or online.
  • The 34 credit hours earned through Concordia University Chicago are offered at a discounted tuition rate.
  • For students earning an AAS degree in Anesthesia Technology, the program consists of 133 credit hours, including 99-102 credit hours of College of DuPage courses and 34 credit hours of Concordia University Chicago coursework.

The Advantage

The 3+1 program allows students to complete their AAS degree from College of DuPage. Once completed, our students are allowed to take additional courses beyond their degree from COD paying our much lower tuition rates. The final year of classes are taught by Concordia University Chicago faculty and are offered on College of DuPage's campus or in an online format at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing an education a reality for more students. This program exemplifies College of DuPage's mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

Years 1 and 2

Prerequisites Needed Prior to Application

Sub-total: 10
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 - English Composition 1 (required for CUC) 3
ANAT 1500 - Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
**SURGT 1000 - Ethics in Healthcare 3

** Preferred that SURGT 1000 be taken prior to program application-part of Program Requirements

General Education Courses Required to Graduate

Total Hours: 21-23
Courses Credit Hours
MATH 1102 - Mathematics for Health Sciences (or higher) 3 - 5
SPEEC 1100 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
(IAI course - History, English literature, Philosophy or Language Courses)
Global/ Multicultural Studies (CUC requires 3 hours of global studies/ multicultural coursework. Please double check with your advisor).  3
Electives 6

Submit application to Anesthesia Technology Program for Deadline

Years 1 and 2

  • Course available for registration only after acceptance
  • NOTE: The curriculum is currently going through a revision process. Please monitor packet for changes
Total Hours: 15
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ANES 1501 - Anesthesia Technology Principles I 8
ANES 1510 - Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum I 4
SURGT 1000 - Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry 3
(Required if not previously taken)
Total Hours: 15
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ANES 1502 - Anesthesia Technology Principles II 11
ANES 1520 - Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum II 4
Total Hours: 8
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
 ANES 1503 - Anesthesia Technology Principles III 4
ANES 1530 - Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum III  4

Year 3

Total Hours: 24
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 - English Composition II* (Grade of "C" of better. Grade of 'D' or lower will NOT be accepted) 3
FINE ARTS (Must be an Art, Film, Music, or Theater course) 3
Humanities (History, Literature, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Economics) 3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Must be a Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics course)  3
(Must be an Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology course)
ECONO 2201 - Macroeconomics 3
MANAG 2240 - Human Resource Management 3
MARKE 2210 Principles of Marketing 3

Year 4

Minimum semester hours to be earned at CUC: 34
B.A. degree in Healthcare Management Courses Credit Hours
HCMP 2000 - Introduction to Healthcare Industry 3
HCMP 2010 - Healthcare Systems: Issues & Trends 3
HCMP 2020 - Introduction to Healthcare Law 3
HCMP 4010 - Eth Considerations in the HC Industry 3
HCMP 4700 - Senior Project 4
OMP-4020 - Systems Approach to Org Change 3
OMP-4236 - Research Design & Methodology 3
MGT-3200 Business Communications 3
THY-2400 - Readings in Redemptive History 3
THY-2700 The Christian Faith 3
MGT-2041 Leading Teams & Groups in Global Environment 3

Any deviation from these courses should be done only through consultation with an advisor.

Important Notes

  • Courses are not listed in sequence. All students are highly recommended to consult with an advisor or counselor to map their academic plan. Students should also refer to specific program admission requirements as stated in their respective college/university catalogs and department web pages.
  • Students using financial aid must complete the AAS requirements prior to taking the additional COD coursework.
  • Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into Concordia University Chicago prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS degree. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to Concordia University Chicago one semester before completing the AAS degree and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS degree program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.
  • The Associate in Applied Science degree must be completed and conferred in order to validate this agreement. Refer to the student planning worksheet at www.cod.edu/counseling for COD's AAS degree requirements.
  • Students must register and purchase books at Concordia University Chicago for Concordia University Chicago courses.
  • Additional COD coursework beyond the AAS degree must be completed with a "B" or higher.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor's degree. At least 34 of the 120 credit hours for graduation must be completed through Concordia University Chicago. Students should follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they enter Concordia University Chicago.
  • In order to satisfy all General Education and AAS degree requirements students may complete more than 120 hours.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Deanna Mundag
Enrollment Advisor
Accelerated Degree Program
Concordia University Chicago
(708) 209-3507