School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Health Care Administration

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Complete a capstone project and research a current problem facing the health care system


Prepare for a leadership role in a variety of health care settings and learn all aspects of health care operations and concepts as they relate to a multi-disciplinary team. This one year program will prepare you to be responsive to different cultures and behaviours in a number of situations and environments.

Your Future Career

  • Health care manager
  • Program manager
  • Program director 
  • Clinical records manager
  • Unit manager

What You Learn

  • Leadership
  • Health care operations
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Financial practices
  • Human resources
  • Law and ethics

Post-Secondary Diploma, or Degree or equivalent in a health-related field. 

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

HCA 100 Communications for Health Care Professionals
HCA 101 Computer Applications for Health Care Administration
HCA 102 Leadership in Health Care Administration
HCA 103 Health Care Policy
HCA 104 Ethics in Health Care Administration
HCA 105 Financial Practices for Health Care Organizations

Semester 2

HCA 110 Management of Human Resources in Health Care
HCA 111 Leading Improvement and Change in Health Care
HCA 113 Law and Health Care Administration
HCA 114 Evidence-based Decision Making
HCA 115 Health Care Operations
HCA 112 Capstone Project - Health Care Administration
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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