Health Care Administration
This career option program is designed to prepare persons for licensure as administrators of health care facilities in Iowa. It is primarily for adults with previous work experience as well as those with a bachelor's degree, ideally in the field of health or business.
Concepts and knowledge gained in the program are applied to the specifics of health care administration, including human relations and services, community resources, financial control, physical plant and equipment, federal and state requirements, and other legal considerations.
Another opportunity in health care administration includes a Certificate in Health Care Administration. Additional preparatory studies courses may be required before college English or mathematics can be taken. The Certificate in Health Care Administration program is designed for those students who have a baccalaureate degree in disciplines other than Health Care Administration, Health Services Administration, Nursing Home Administration or Long-term Care Administration. The purpose of this certificate is to demonstrate that the individual has completed the necessary requirements for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Iowa and is also qualified to pursue other careers in the field of aging.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 51.0701
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.
Degree: Associate in Science
Program Length: 69 Credits
Program Length: 41 Credits
Campus: Spencer (online)