Health Care Administration (Post-Grad Certificate)

This is a St. Lawrence College curriculum delivered by Canadian College. Students receive two certificates, one from St. Lawrence College and another from Canadian College.

Program Benefits

Health Care Administration is a business program that will provide students with the business and leadership fundamentals specific to the field of health care. The program is designed to help students develop managerial and leaderships skills and to provide a wide base of business skills in a health care context such as financial, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking.

Admission Requirements

A two-year college diploma or university degree, in any field of study is required. Student must meet one of the language requirements:

  • Canadian College of English Language Level 145, Pass with 60%.
  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced, Pass with 70%
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)
1 Year (2 Study Semesters)
St. Lawrence College Certificate
*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Fall Semester (Sep - Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter Semester (Jan - Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer Semester (May - Aug)


Students are able to work full-time  

Note: Students can start at the beginning of either the fall or winter semester. Summer classes may be available on a limited basis.

Study & Work

Work Opportunities

Students registered in all programs at Canadian College are permitted to work part time 20hrs per week during study semesters. During the Summer, vacation students are permitted to work full time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program would be suited for careers in entry-level or middle management positions in a wide variety of health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and private facilities.


ACCT 5000 Financial and Performance Management in Health Care

This course will teach students the process of health care funding in Canada; how to understand the financial statements of healthcare entities, how to manage a healthcare cost centre budget and how to apply performance measurement techniques in the healthcare setting. Students will practice leadership and management skills related to financial and performance management in healthcare organizations.

COMM 5000 Communications for Health Care Professionals

This course will provide students with the skills to communicate effectively in a professional health care environment. Students will produce and communicate correspondence that reinforces strategic and operational goals of the organization. Students will be required to use a variety of research tools and technologies (including social media) to prepare and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders

COMP 5000 Computer Applications for Health Care Administration

This course will provide technical skills development in the use of computer applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and enterprise systems. Students will learn how to improve communications, support strategic and operations goals, improve human relations and organizational culture. Students will also learn the importance of developing and maintaining a secure information system to protect client confidentiality.

HLTH 5000 Leadership in Health Care Administration

This course will provide an introduction to the theories and practices of effective healthcare leadership. Students will apply theory and research skills to explore and resolve organizational challenges and support strategic goals. Students will explore the impact of leadership on decision-making, ethics, human relations, and organizational culture.

HLTH 5001 Health Care Policy

This course provides an overview of the current federal and provincial policy impacting the operation and service delivery of health care in British Columbia and Ontario. Students will become familiar with the internal and external factors impacting policy decision making and implementation.

HLTH 5002 Health Care Ethics

This case based course will allow students to research, reflect, and communicate ethical decision making as applied to operational and strategic goals in a health care environment. Students will be required to look at ethical decision making from a variety of stakeholder perspectives.

HLTH 5003 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Health Care

This course will teach students the process of critical thinking and decision making and will apply these skills to solve management and leadership problems in health care. Students will use quantitative and qualitative data to support decision making Students will practice managerial and leadership skills that support effective problem solving.

HLTH 5004 Health Care Operations

This course explores the impact of managerial decision making on operational effectiveness. Topics included are typical of challenges faced by line managers including operational planning, quality management and process redesign. Students will become familiar with the environmental factors that affect health care operations and determine the impact on organizational resources. The process of critical thinking and decision making is examined and applied to management and leadership problems in health care.

HROB 5000 Management of Human Resources in Health Care

This course will provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to manage staff, create a positive organizational culture, lead within a unionized workplace. The course will provide an overview of the Human Resources areas that most significantly impact a health care administrator, such as health and safety, training and development, and labour relations.

LAWS 5000 Law and Health Care Administration

This course provides an overview of the current legal landscape within Canadian Health Care with emphasis on British Columbia and Ontario. Students explore the impact of legal decisions on the provision of service delivery, labour relations, policy, and other managerial functions. Students also explore the role of institutional governance, accreditation, and risk management in health care.

MATH 5000 Computer Application Fundamentals

This introductory computer course familiarizes students with the functionality of internal SLC student-driven systems including the student intranet site and email system. It also explores theory and concepts of computer hardware and software with a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system, file management techniques, databases, and Internet browsers. Students use the current version of Microsoft Office to explore and apply various features of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.

HLTH 5005 Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is designed to allow students to integrate and synthesize learning from all the previous courses pertaining to Supply Chain Management. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills by applying them in a real‐world context. Projects may take various forms, including but not limited to, in‐depth case analysis of SCM challenges, conducting field research, interviewing managers in field operation, or presenting business development proposals. The course gives students first‐hand experience and prepares them to work in the field.

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