Health Care Administration Management

About the Program

To effectively manage in the health care sector, it is important to have a solid understanding of the practical techniques required of a manager to support administrative and clinical operations and stakeholders. If you are a graduate of a health-related program, or have at least three years of work experience in health care, the Health Care Administration Management program will be of interest to you.
This program will help you develop project management skills, practical communication techniques and continuous improvement acumen in order to support operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Through theoretical and practical courses, you will be exposed to real life situations that arise in the workplace and gain a strong set of practical tools, techniques and practices to help you contribute to organizational success. You will work individually and in groups developing your knowledge of health care management practices and focus on applying practical frameworks and models to help inform management practices.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2020 - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 35

Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in supervisory or managerial teams within a health care environment.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1506)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM8270 Communications for Health Care Management

Description: Health care teams and providers require effective communication skills to ensure a professional level of care. This course will explore strategies and applications for effective internal and external communications that support strategic thinking and foster operational success. An emphasis is placed on practical communication techniques to support employees, patients and communities.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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FIN8060 Financial Practices for Health Care

Description: One of the keys to health care management is knowledge of financial documentation and best practices. An introduction to financial skills will provide the fundamental framework to support financial decision making in order to effectively manage organizational resources and support effective operations.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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HEAL8190 Health Care and Social Service Management

Description: The Ontario and Canadian health and social service system is constantly changing and is influenced by various factors, including patient expectations, funding and emerging practices. In this course, students will identify and explore the various stakeholders and bodies that influence and govern health care and social service delivery. Students will examine how legislation, governing bodies and policies impact health care operations, and explore the practical approaches for managing requirements while supporting operational effectiveness.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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HEAL8200 Leadership Practices in Health Care

Description: This course will provide students with a forum to investigate current leadership issues and practices. Students will explore case studies, current themes and resources to apply critical thinking and make decisions about personal leadership goals and practices. This course will explore leader-thinking related to health care operations, human resource management and other practical aspects of managing within a health care organization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MGMT8710 Project Management in Health Care

Description: Standard project management practices and their application and adoption greatly impact the success of health sector projects. In this course, practical project management techniques are emphasized, including engagement of project sponsors, project risk management, and interaction with critical stakeholders. In addition, students will explore best practices in project implementation and techniques to support employee engagement and increase operational success.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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QUAL8230 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Health Care Managers

Description: Students will be introduced to the core tools and practices of organizational continuous improvement methodologies. The evolution of quality methods and the role of the quality manager in today's health care environment will be explored. A focus of this course will be on the utilization of technical and people resources to help enable a culture of continuous quality improvement.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 2
HEAL8210 Change Management in Health Care Operations

Description: In this course students will learn practical change management frameworks and techniques to help inform, implement and champion change within an organization. Emphasis will be placed on the leadership competencies and practices required to help support employees and other stakeholders through procedural and cultural change.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HEAL8220 Risk and Issue Management for Health Care Operations

Description: This course will introduce students to a variety of risk management concepts relating to health care operations. Through case studies and scenarios, students will gain an understanding of health care risk management, apply practical problem-solving techniques, and develop strategies to increase the impact and effectiveness of risk management activities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HEAL8230 Current Issues in Health Care Management

Description: This course will provide students with a forum to investigate current issues faced by the health care sector. Students will explore case studies, current themes and resources to apply critical thinking and make decisions around health care administration management issues. Given the landscape of health care, it is critical that stakeholders stay current and anticipate change.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MGMT8730 Human Resource Management for Health Care Operations

Description: This course will provide students with a practical understanding of human resource practices in health care organizations. This course will cover a broad range of topics including working within unionized environments, legal and ethical considerations of human management, performance management, and techniques to maximize employee engagement. Through practical examples, case studies and proven human resource management techniques, students will be equipped to support employees and staff within health care settings.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MGMT8740 Managing and Engaging Collaboration

Description: In this course, students will be introduced to skills and knowledge in order to promote and manage collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. In order to impact performance and satisfaction, strategies to leverage strengths to resolve or avoid challenges will be investigated.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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QUAL8240 Process Design for Effective Health Care Operations

Description: Health care managers are at the front line of translating conceptual goals into tactical and practical operational practices for stakeholders. In this course students will learn practical frameworks for process design in order to support efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and employee engagement.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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Program Outcomes

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