Sep 20, 2021
The Long-Term Care Administrator certificate is designed for students with a prior degree who plan to sit for Nursing Home Administrator licensure. Students must meet the Iowa Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator equivalency requirements, which include verification of a four-year degree.
Students are required to complete an application for admission, submit their official college transcripts to the DMACC Admissions Office and attend a program orientation. This program offers classes in a format to meet the needs of the nontraditional student.
For more information about the Long-Term Care Administrator certificate, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/programs/aging/pages/welcome.aspx.
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.
Students may start any semester.
Option Courses - Select Courses Equal to 10 Credit Hours
Required Courses That Are Available Fall, Spring and Summer Term
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
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 cost for program: $8,270*
* 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+.
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