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Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum Specialist, Certificate



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The Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum Specialist Certificate is designed for students who need 9 credits of practicum in a Long-Term Care facility to meet the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators eligibility requirements for the NAB licensure exam.

For more information about the Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum Specialist Certificate, please visit our website at: https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/aging/Pages/LTCPracticum.aspx.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members of Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24, Room 208A (Ankeny Campus) or call 515-964-6814 for additional important  information.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students may start any semester


Program Graduation Requirements


To earn a Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum Certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 9


These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Aging Services Management  .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books/Supplies (approx) 1,200-1,600 1,200-1,600

The costs for the program are estimates and subject to change. All students are required to pay for and obtain their own DCI and abuse registry check (one for each last name change and maiden), physical, and TB test. Practicum/Agency Experience cannot be done without this information.

Approximate total for certificate: $3,966-$4,766**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of a healthcare facility.
  • Recruit and hire professional and nonprofessional persons for the facility staff.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate the work of the staff.
  • Participate in developing and leading continuing training and in-service education.
  • Supervise operation of departments such as business, nursing, dietary, laundry, maintenance, housekeeping.
  • Participate in preparation of annual budget, annual financial report and other reports.
  • Act as a public relations representative.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Initiate and maintain a leadership role.
  • Direct, manage and evaluate personnel.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with residents, staff and community agencies.
  • Work with numbers to prepare financial reports and budgets.
  • Work with and like people who are older and/or chronically ill or disabled.
  • Awareness of the need for continual personal and professional growth.
  • Effective oral and written communications.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • The program courses (ASM) are offered in a nontraditional format.
  • Attendance at all face-to-face course meetings is required.
  • Offers excellent opportunities for returning students.
  • Average starting salary $60,000-$75,000+.(Sources: www.bls.gov and www.onetonline.org)

Nondiscrimination Statement


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)

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