Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
additional benefit of earning a certificate is that it provides a
relatively quick method of preparing yourself for entry-level
positions in health care settings. The certificate programs only
require you to complete six courses (18 credits). The
courses can be used toward credit fulfillment of either an
undergraduate or graduate degree.
Health Administration Certificate
The undergraduate 18-credit certificate in health administration provides basic education in health care systems, human resource management, financial management and ethical and legal aspects of healthcare. These courses provide an excellent framework for success in entry-level positions in
hospitals, outpatient services, and other primary care settings.
Long-Term Care Administration Certificate
This undergraduate 15-credit certificate in long-term care administration provides the introductory education necessary to begin managing in long-term care facilities. This program includes courses in the system, human resources and financial management, as well as legal and regulatory issues in long-term care. An internship, although not
part of the certificate program, is available to meet administrator-in-training (AIT) requirements for licensure. The certificates and individual courses meet a number of needs, including serving as refresher course, meeting state licensure regulations and
meeting continuing education requirements.
Senior Living Leadership Certificate
This undergraduate 18-credit certificate in senior living leadership is available to those aspiring to be in a leadership position in the senior living industry. Models of senior living continue to evolve, requiring visionary leaders who understand aging, business administration, and hospitality.
Catholic Health Care Leadership Graduate Certificate
This graduate 18-credit certificate in Catholic health care leadership is focused on health care administrators and department managers working in Catholic health care organizations who desire to advance their career and provide leadership in the Catholic tradition within health care
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Interdisciplinary Studies
The certificate of advanced graduate study is for the student who already holds a master's degree and wishes to continue their studies. Some career tracks recognize the CAGS for compensation rewards beyond the master's. This certificate allows for students to self design their learning. All 18 credits must be earned
at Saint Joseph’s College. The first five courses will be taken from at least three graduate program areas (theology, nursing, education, health administration, business). Students can choose any combination from the courses listed; the design is interdisciplinary. The final course is always the CAG 600
Interdisciplinary capstone course, but the student will request which program area or faculty they wish to have supervise that final course. *Tuition costs vary depending on program areas.
Graduate Certificate, Long-Term Care Administration
This graduate certificate provides an option for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree to earn a certificate in Long-Term Care Administration. In many states, this certificate will make a student eligible to become a licensed nursing home administrator. Check out the
DBA, Northcentral University
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Pathology Support Operations Manager, Central Maine Med. Ctr., Lewiston, ME
“By combining my on the job knowledge as I
venture into my first health care management position with the knowledge that I
continue to gain with each additional class, I feel confident with the
situations that I face on a daily basis throughout my career with the knowledge
base that I have from my degree program at SJC.”
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Health Care Counsultant
Our program enables students to earn their degree while working. Migdalia worked full-time and part-time while earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in health services from Saint Joseph's.
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities will be good for
medical and health services managers, especially for applicants with
work experience in healthcare and strong business and management
master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's
degree may be adequate for some entry-level positions. Employment is
projected to grow faster than the average.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.