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Health Care Management, Certificate of Achievement


The Health Care Management program is designed for the health care practitioner who is considering climbing the health care management ladder. Healthcare is one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields. It is the largest industry in the U.S., and the second largest employer, with more than 11 million jobs, presenting a wide range of management opportunities and challenges. Courses in this program will assist students in exploring the management field and provide them with the knowledge and information to pique their interest and consider upward mobility in the health care industry. This program is designed to help office, administrative, and support staff in the medical field to consider advancing to management positions. The program prepares students for transfer into bachelors programs in Health Care Administration, Business, Organizational Behavior, Management, and Leadership fields.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles and legal regulations of healthcare management to real world situations.
  2. Effectively communicate solutions to management issues in an organizational (health care) setting, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of management terms and concepts.
  3. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing healthcare/management environment.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
HLTH C121Introduction to Health Care Management3
LAW C126Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration3
MS C100Business Organization and Management3
MS C101Management and Employee Communication3
MS C104Human Resource Management3
Program Electives
Select nine units of the following:9
Introduction to Accounting
Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Medical Administrative Assistant 1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Business
Business Mathematics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Information Systems
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Statistics
Human Relations in Business
Total for Major24