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What Should I Expect from the Health Care Management Program?

Chabot's Health Care Management program is the only program of its type among community colleges in the Bay Area. The program is specifically designed for those currently working in any healthcare position that would like to advance into management. It’s also very helpful for those working outside of healthcare, but in relevant fields such as accounting, information technology, secretarial or office management, social work, human resources, and other fields that would like to transition to the rapidly growing field of health care.

Why Health Care?

From the Overview of the 2010-20 Projections, US Department of Labor,  "The healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28 percent of all new jobs in the US economy.  This industry - which includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services - is expected to grow by 33 percent, or 5.7 million new jobs.  Employment growth will be driven by an aging population and longer life expectancies, as well as new treatments and technologies."

What's Included in This Program?

The curriculum provides an introduction to key management and human resource concepts; law, finance, and leadership courses focused on the healthcare organization; and the development of communication skills required for management success. The Health Care Management faculty includes both experienced Chabot business instructors who are expert at general business and human resource management and business communications, along with faculty with specific health care industry experience.  You’ll be taught by faculty that know this industry.

All courses in this certificate are offered online.  This is a THREE-SEMESTER program as Business 70, 71, and 72 are offered once in three semesters.



Business 22 (Introduction to Management) 3  
Business 71 (Health Care Law) 3  

Business 14 (Business Communications)

Business 21 (Human Resource Management)   3
Business 70 (Health Care Financial Management)*   3
Business 72 (Leadership of Health Care Organizations)   3
TOTAL   18

* - Business 7, Accounting for Small Business, is strongly recommended before you take Business 70.  Another valuable alternative is to take BUS-1A, Financial Accounting.

The above listing is a suggested sequence only.  Some courses may have prerequisites.  Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.

Program-Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

  • 1.  Identify and analyze unique legal issues in health care, including HIPAA (patient privacy laws and regulations), Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement requirements, negligence/malpractice issues, advance directives, and employment law for medical staff and independent contractors.
    Apply effective management approaches in health care organizations, including organizational structure and governance, information technology, facilities and guest services, planning, marketing and strategy.
    Create effective oral and written business communications using modern communication technologies.
    Identify and analyze financial structures of both for profit and non-profit healthcare organizations.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for these programs

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