Health care Administration

Available in • January • May • September


Health Care is one of the fastest growing and in demand industries in the world. As life expectancies continue to grow all around the world, there is a constantly increasing need for qualified professionals in this area. Successful graduate students from this program will be able to work in the administrative departments of clinics and hospitals, as well as manage doctor’s offices and nursing homes.


Create more efficient and affordable services to a great number of patients.


Implement better healthcare practices in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.


Pursue a challenging career in the administrative part of a healthcare setting

​This graduate certificate program builds on students’ previous education and work experience and introduces all facets of health care administration from a practical perspective. Students will be enabled to acquire the necessary skills to manage administrative tasks in clinics and hospitals.

With the support of an experienced faculty, students will be guided through a program designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques considered essential for employment in this sector.

Once students receive their St. Lawrence College Certificate, they are eligible to apply for their Post Graduate Work Permit.

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:

  • Hospitals;
  • Clinics;
  • Nursing homes;
  • Doctor' Offices;
  • Physicians' offices;
  • Private facilities;
  • Home health care agencies


CARE 5001 - Career and Professional Development

COMM 5002 - Research, Writing and Communications

COMP 5002 - Computer Applications for Academic Success

HLTH 5006 - Introduction to Canadian Health Care System

HROB 5001 - Human Relations

POLI 5000 - Canadian Government


ACCT 5000 - Financial Practices for Health Care Organisation

COMM 5000 - Communications for Health Care Professionals

COMP 5000 - Computer Applications for Health Care Administration

HLTH 5000 - Leadership in Health Care Administration

HLTH 5002 - Ethics in Health Care Administration 

LAWS 5000Law and Health Care Administration


HLTH 5001 - Health Care Policy

HLTH 5003 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Health Care

HLTH 5004 - Health Care Operations

HLTH 5008 - Capstone Preparation

HROB 5000 - Management of Human Resources in Health Care

MATH 5000Statistics for Health Care Professionals


ADMN 5000 - Innovation and Change Management

 CARE 5002 - Canadian Workplace - Environmental Scan

HLTH 5005 - Capstone Project - HCA

HLTH 5007 - Quality and Risk Management

*Courses are subject to change

The tuition and fees include tuition, compulsory ancillary (like health insurance), and international student recovery fees for each semester.

FALL 2023 - SPRING 2024

First semester: $8,770

Second semester: $8,640

Third semester: $8,640 

Fourth semester: $8,640

* Tuition fees are subject to change.

Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:

    • Secondary School Diploma or mature student status;
    • Minimum 2 or 3 - year Diploma or Degree from a recognised institution;


Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:

  • Overseas applications from China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam and the Philippines (SDS): Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
  • All other applicants: Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months

For a complete list of the English proficiency tests we accept and SLC partnered ESL Pathway programs please visit St. Lawrence's proof of proficiency list

Admissions open for the Winter intake

Last seats available

January 2024

Start date January

Programs available:

Reminder: Monday, October 9th, is the Thanks Giving Holiday and Alpha College will be closed.