The Healthcare Administration Advanced Technical Certificate provides an opportunity for students to increase skill sets related to the economic and business aspects of the healthcare industry. The certificate program includes in-depth study of a complex array of factors impacting today's healthcare environment: technology, regulations, accreditation, innovation in treatment and delivery, system finance, and insurance reimbursement.
Earning a certificate can also be a first step toward earning a baccalaureate degree in the field. Certificate credits apply toward the Healthcare Administration specialization of the BAS in Supervision and Management degree program.
Admission to this program requires an associate's degree or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. Students must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the program. If the student's associate's degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College's transfer practices and policies.