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St. Lawrence College offers innovative new program with flexible delivery for health care professionals

2014-03-20, 1:49 PM

St. Lawrence College is pleased to announce a new program starting in September 2014 in Health Care Administration on the Kingston campus. This Ontario Graduate Certificate program will provide health care professionals with business and leadership fundamentals geared toward individuals who have previous education and work experience in health care who wish to develop their managerial and leaderships skills.

Courses explore a wide base of business skills in a health care context such as financial, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking. Graduates will be ready for careers in entry or middle management positions in a wide variety of health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and private facilities.

The need for more skilled workers in the Health Care field will continue to grow. According to Canadian Business Magazine, Best Jobs 2013 Ranking, Nursing & Health Care Managers positions have seen tremendous growth, 58 per cent, and will continue to grow, given the aging Canadian population. Indeed according to a Ministry of Finance Report, the number of seniors aged 65 and over is projected to more than double from about 2.0 million in 2012 to almost 4.2 million by 2036.

The Health Care Administration delivery model is designed to accommodate working professionals, by using weekend face-to-face classes supported by online learning tools, according to John Conrad, Associate Dean of The School of Business at St. Lawrence College. “Courses provide a wide base of business skills in a health care context such as financial, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking,” he said.

An information session will be held at St. Lawrence College on Tuesday, March 25, 5 to 7 pm in the Alumni Fireside Room.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

For information:
Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
613-329-2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca