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Health Systems Administration Certificate

Semester Requirements

Program overview

Many students who have completed their associate degree consider entering the health care work force but require an orientation to health systems. These students do not wish to attain a bachelor’s degree but rather to enhance their knowledge base about health care. Students who wish to pursue a certificate in health systems administration must have completed their associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0. To earn the certificate, students must attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the certificate courses. These courses are only available online.

Curriculum

Health systems administration, certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
HLTH-300 Health Care Systems and Operations 3
HLTH-310  Health Care Quality Assurance 3
HLTH-320 Legal and Financial Aspects of Health Care Administration 3
HLTH-330 Health Planning and Program Development 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

Many students who have completed their associate degree consider entering the health care work force but require an orientation to health systems. These students do not wish to attain a bachelor’s degree but rather to enhance their knowledge base about health care. Students who wish to pursue a certificate in health systems administration must have completed their associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0. To earn the certificate, students must attain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the certificate courses. These courses are only available online.

Curriculum

Health systems administration, certificate program, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
0635-310 Survey of Healthcare Systems 4
0635-320 Health Systems Administration 4
0635-351 Health Care Economics and Finance 4
0635-421 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 4
0635-431 Health Care Quality Assurance 4
0635-441 Health Planning and Program Development 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 24

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles are:

Department of Labor Occupational Codes and Titles 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
  15-1131 Computer Systems Analysts
  15-1142 Database Adminstrators
   
Program Length 24 quarter credit hours 
   
Tuition for completing the program in the time listed above* $17,136
Fees $76
Books and Supplies $700
Room and Board N/A**
   
Median Educational Debt - federal loans N/A***
Median Educational Debt - private loans N/A***
 

* Costs are based on the cost to complete the program based on the credit hours and 2011-2012 credit hour rate and do not include any financial aid awards.  Prices for books and supplies are estimated.  Your individual costs may vary. Tuition expenses are lower for deaf and hard of hearing students sponsored by NTID.

** Room and Board rates are not applicable due to program length.

*** Due to privacy concerns, the U.S. Department of Education regulations prohibit us from disclosing the information for programs graduating less than 10 students during an award year.