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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Leadership in Health Care Administration Certificate

This certificate is primarily intended for students who are already employed in the health care industry (clinical, allied health, insurance, medical office, etc.). All courses may be completed online, and all credits will apply toward degree requirements at Charter Oak State College. Courses already taken at other colleges and universities may be submitted for transfer evaluation.

Certificate Requirements

Course Name Course Number # of credits
US Health Care Systems HCA 101 or HCA 401 3
Ethical Issues in Health Care HCA 301 3
Economics of Health Care HCA 311 3
Cultural Differences in Health Care HCA 350 3
Health Care Law HCA 411 3
Leadership in Health Care HCA 450 3
TOTAL   18

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Leadership in Health Care Administration Certificate should be able to:

  1. Identify and explain factors that impact behavior in the health care field
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of diversity in the health care field
  3. Describe patient rights measures
  4. Evaluate and interpret economic factors that influence health care decisions
  5. Identify and apply decision-making strategies related to the health care field
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues in business and clinical practices
  7. Demonstrate leadership competencies
  8. Assess global factors affecting the health care industry

Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.

Apply online using our Certificate Application Form.

To register for courses, go to Course Search & Registration and search under the subject "Health Care Administration".