Healthcare Administration Certificate
Develop important management, supervision and process improvement skills necessary
to support today’s complex healthcare industry.
15-semester unit (10 month) program.
Required courses include:
The US Healthcare System (1 unit)
Review the structure and function of the US healthcare system, including issues
and forces shaping its future. Topics include need and access to care, private and
public insurance programs, managed care, costs, availability and organization of
health resources, and quality assessment and improvement.
Healthcare Leadership Principles and Practice (2 units)
Examine the principles of leadership, supervision and management within the healthcare
system. Topics include problem solving, management best practices, professionalism
within the industry, strategic thinking, management styles and approaches, leadership
development, and opportunities for improvement and professional development.
Healthcare Quality and Performance Management (2 units)
Learn to improve organizational quality, effectiveness and performance. Topics include
quality management, best practices in healthcare systems, project and program management,
data analysis, quality improvement standards and benchmarks, performance improvement
programs, supervision and teambuilding, regulatory requirements and external accreditation
Healthcare Finance (4 units)
Fundamentals of healthcare financial management, with an emphasis on accounting,
financial statements, finance and payment systems, cash flow analysis, risk management,
budgeting and capital finance.
Healthcare Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (2 units)
An overview of human resources management practices in healthcare organizations.
Topics include work force planning, labor law, recruitment and retention, training
and development, contract physician and nurse management, performance management,
regulatory requirements, job analysis and design, and labor relations.
Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (2 units)
Explore a managerial perspective on the effective use of data and information technology
to improve performance in healthcare organizations. Topics include data collection,
analysis and security, systems development and deployment, current trends in information
systems, limitations of data systems, aligning information systems with organizational
goals and objectives.
Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (2 units)
This course focuses on the role, function and application of strategic planning
and market development in healthcare organizations.