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Health Care Administration International

Available at: Kingston | Kingston


Are you working in a healthcare field and interested in advancing your career to administration positions? Please join us for an information session about this new four semester graduate certificate program. For more information email Ann Vadala at or call 613-544-5400, ext. 1928.


The Health Care Administration International Stream program is a business program that will provide health care practitioners with business and leadership fundamentals. The program is geared toward international students who have previous education and work experience in health care who wish to develop their managerial and leadership skills. The international stream provides a four semester option which has been designed to transition students to learning in Canada, becoming familiar with the Canadian Health Care system, and making international students career ready. The curriculum is geared toward providing a wide base of business skills in a health care context such as financial, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking. Graduates of the program would be suited for careers in entry or middle management positions in a wide variety of health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and private facilities. The program is delivered over four 15-week semesters. 

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Program Name

Health Care Administration International

Program Code



Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

four consecutive semesters

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

This program stream is only available for international students.

International Fees

2017-18 International fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,806.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Students are required to have a computer with internet access for online components of the program.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
GENE 5000 Canadian Government
COMM 5002 Research, Writing, and Communications
HROB 5001 Human Relations
HLTH 5006 Introduction to Canadian Health Care
CARE 5001 Career and Professional Development
COMP 5002 Computer Applications for Academic Success

Semester 2
ACCT 5000 Financial Practices for Health Care Organization
COMM 5000 Communications for Health Care Professionals
COMP 5000 Computer Applications for Health Care Administration
HLTH 5000 Leadership in Health Care Administration
HLTH 5001 Health Care Policy
HLTH 5002 Ethics in Health Care Administration

Semester 3
HLTH 5003 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Health Care
HLTH 5004 Health Care Operations
HROB 5000 Management of Human Resources in Health Care
LAWS 5000 Law and Health Care Administration
MATH 5000 Statistics for Health Care Professionals
HLTH 5008 Capstone Preparation

Semester 4
HLTH 5005 Capstone Project – Health Care Administration
HLTH 5007 Risk Management and Quality Assurance
ADMN 5000 Innovation and Change Management
CARE 5002 Career Orientation and Speaker Series

Admission Requirements

Two or three year College Diploma or University Degree.


It is recommended that students have education and/or work experience in a Health Care industry.

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    I had a great two years in my program, the professors were the best part. I've never had teachers more supportive than them.

    Nicole Betournay

    Program Contact

    Ann Vadala

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    Each semester is set-up as two 7 week blocks; each block has three courses running. There will be a one-week break between the two blocks in each semester.

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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