Oct 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Administration Certificate

Program Description

Graduate courses in health care administration are offered in support of the graduate degrees in nursing, public administration, and business administration. For details concerning the degree programs, consult the appropriate sections of the catalog. A Certificate in Health Care Administration is available for those students who hold a master’s degree in another field and wish to complete a short course of study focused on health care administration.

The Health Care Administration (HCAD) certificate program meets the U.S Department of Education definition of a Gainful Employment program.  The program prepares individuals to enter the U.S Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code Medical and Health Services Management (SOC code 11-9111.00).  An explanation of the Gainful Employment status is available on the College web site: http://conhs.tamucc.edu.licencencert.html .

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the health care delivery system from a historical, comparative, economic, cultural, and ethical perspective.
  • Employ a variety of business and management skills and techniques including marketing, financial management, law, and information management to effectively and efficiently advance the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrate creativity in defining, negotiating and solving problems.
  • Communicate and educate, using the most current information and communication technology.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the certificate program are as follows:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Admission to the University.

Certificate Requirements

A Certificate in Health Care Administration may be earned through completion of any five of the following six courses:

For Additional Information



Campus Address:

Island Hall, Room 322, phone 825-5893

Mailing Address:

Graduate Department
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5805