Online healthcare administration graduate certificate graduates collaborating with doctors in hospital setting

Healthcare Administration Online Graduate Certificate Program

can be completed in as little as

2 terms*

*2 terms per semester; each term is 8 weeks

Tuition

$595/credit

$1,785 3-credit course

Active Duty Military

truED Preferred Tuition

Credit Hours Required

9

Summer 1 Application Deadline

April 25

Summer 1 Classes Begin

May 6

Explore Healthcare Administration

Enhance your healthcare career and gain essential knowledge of healthcare system design and innovation, information systems, finance, law, and project management with a healthcare administration certificate online.

This graduate certificate in healthcare administration can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be embedded in the Champlain online master's in healthcare administration degree or MBA program.

 

Build Your Career Future

As an experienced healthcare professional, you are more than familiar with the complexities and challenges that face the healthcare field, and are optimistic about the opportunity to bring fresh thinking to the industry. A graduate online healthcare administration certificate certificate is a great way to build in-demand skills,  highlight your expertise, and quickly gain knowledge that can be applied to your workplace from day one.

Fast Start Formula Career Bundle

Propel your career even further by upgrading your certificate with our Fast Start Formula Career Bundle designed to get you noticed and get you hired. Gain access to the Fast Start Formula Career Course, the Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook, and live webinars with "hot seat" coaching by Executive Career Coach Jen Morris. 

Learn More About Champlain College Online

Attend our upcoming online information session on February 28 and learn more about the admission process, programs, and transfer credit opportunities including our Prior Learning Assessment of non-academic experience. 

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Intelligent.com ranks Champlain College Online among best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees

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Accomplish More with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Employment in healthcare administration occupations is projected to grow by 32% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all fields.*

A specialized certificate can help you build new skills, differentiate your resume, and demonstrate your value as an employee in your current organization.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020

Top Reasons to Earn a Graduate Certificate

  • Climb the career ladder
  • Build new skills
  • Earn a recognized credential
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Test a new field
  • Pursue a passion
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
Healthcare Administration professional at the office

Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online healthcare administration graduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online healthcare administration courses encompass the top skills needed by today's healthcare professionals.

Required Courses

Students learn about the U.S. health care system, including the government's role in the industry, cost and quality issues, managed care, reimbursement mechanisms, legal and regulatory issues, profit vs. non-profit care, the role of technology, and then compare it to international health care systems. Students will begin to conceptualize new models of delivery through analysis of barriers to process improvement and the use of design thinking and analytics. Students will appraise development, implementation and management of system components.

Managing information as a strategic resource is challenging. Students will design IT systems to capture, combine, and transform data into information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support clinical decision-making and management decisions, empower patients, and improve health care operations. Students explore health information systems within the context of associated business processes to develop innovative solutions. Management of change as related to clinical systems will also be stressed to help build buy-in, engage individuals and ultimately improve workflow and system design.

Prerequisites

Complete HCMT-515 concurrently or prior to HCMT-523

Students learn to apply elements of regulation, law and ethics to the administrative process in a variety of healthcare settings and situations. Healthcare administrators can avoid many legal disputes by understanding basic concepts such as patient rights, informed consent and privacy regulations. Course themes include the legal barriers that interfere with process improvement, malpractice, and the limits on sharing information across institutions. Students analyze recent legal developments, including the Affordable Care Act, medical marijuana, and right to die legislation.

Prerequisites

Complete HCMT-515 concurrently or prior to HCMT-535.

Graduates of the healthcare administration online graduate certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Applies and integrates information technology to improve patient care, outcomes, and quality.
  • Leads change in health care organizations through strategic thinking, collaboration, and communication for impact.
  • Integrates ethics, privacy and security, governing law, and regulatory structures to maintain optimal organizational effectiveness and compliance.
Work Experience Requirement for Healthcare Administration Certificate Applicants:

If you are planning to complete the Health Care Administration Certificate, you are expected to have an established work history, current employment or educational background in healthcare with opportunities for applying new skills in the health care field.

Champlain College Online's healthcare administration faculty are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our healthcare administration curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s healthcare professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Many certificate students come to us seeking ways to get noticed at their current employers or to get hired in a new field. Given that, we are hyper focused on increasing the career mobility of our students and that's why we developed the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle, a suite of career offerings designed to help our students get noticed, get hired and land jobs they'll love.

Valued at over $1,000, the career bundle is offered to Champlain College Online students and includes: 

  • Fast Start Formula Course: The Fast Start Formula Course for getting noticed and getting hired is taught by Jen Morris, an executive career coach that we've developed a partnership with to support our students in their job search journeys. This course is online, self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love.
  • Live Webinars: Log-on to ask your specific job search questions, get live “hot seat” coaching and gain valuable insights from leading career coach, Jen Morris.
  • Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook: Download this ebook full of tips and tricks for standing out from the competition. From how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, to insider information on how recruiters work and bypassing the automated application websites, you’ll be sure to learn how rise to the top. 

Upon enrollment in a degree or certificate, your access to the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle will made available to you. 

Tuition & Costs

Graduate Tuition Fall '23 - Summer '24

$595 per credit
$1,785* per course
$450 per credit military service members (family members see truED tuition)
$150 One-time graduation fee

*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits

See the graduate cost of attendance and fees here

 


 

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What To Expect at Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Relevant and immediately applicable coursework gets you ready for your next career move

Expect Support

Your dedicated academic advisor provides the support you need to meet your academic goals

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

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