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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum

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The Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum certificate is designed for students who need 12 credits of practicum in a Long-Term care facility to meet the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators eligibility requirements for the NAB exam.

Students are required to complete an application for admission, submit official college transcripts to the DMACC Admissions Office and attend a program orientation.

For more information about the Long-Term Care Administrator-Practicum certificate, please visit our website at

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members of Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24 on the Ankeny Campus or to call 515-964-6262 or 515-964-6814 for additional important information.

Location: Ankeny

Students may start any semester.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 16

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

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

The costs for the program are estimates and subject to change. Books and supplies are $150-$200 per course. 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: $3,488-$3,888

* 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+.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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