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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Long-Term Care Certificate (Online)

Overview

The Certificate in Long-Term Care is a post-associate degree program, and requires an approved associate degree in a healthcare-related field and a 2.0 GPA. Students learn a variety of skills which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods. The long-term care program focuses on individualized and coordinated services that promote independence, maximize patients' quality of life, and meet patients' needs over a period of time. 

Course Sequences and Prerequisites

Long-Term Care Certificate

This a post-associate degree certificate program. 

Course Sequence:

HSP 3050The Senior Living Industry

3

GER 1020Health Disparities and Aging

3

HSP 3060Long-Term Care Management and Administration

3

HSP 3065Long-Term Care Laws, Regulations, and Policies

3

HSP 4010Transitions and Issues in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

3

HSP 4015Aging, Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses

3

Program of Study

While the college makes every effort to avoid schedule changes, the college may cancel courses or alter course schedules without prior notification.

Professional Courses

HSP 3050The Senior Living Industry

3

GER 1020Health Disparities and Aging

3

HSP 3060Long-Term Care Management and Administration

3

HSP 3065Long-Term Care Laws, Regulations, and Policies

3

HSP 4010Transitions and Issues in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

3

HSP 4015Aging, Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses

3

Total: 18 credits

Students are required to take courses in the sequence in which they are offered. Students are awarded the certificate after meeting the criteria below: 

  • Successful completion of the certificate program as prescribed by the college
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) in all long-term care courses
  • Completion of all Long-Term Care Certificate program requirements within one year of enrollment at the college