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Health Care

Certificate

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

9–12 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources

A career in healthcare is a natural choice for you, but you are new to the field and want to further your education without a major time constraint. Be confident in your decision with a Healthcare Certificate from Rasmussen College. A Certificate in Healthcare is just the beginning of your future career in healthcare as you expand your knowledge and skills of this fulfilling industry. With this online Healthcare Certificate program, you will develop an understanding of medical roles, patient interaction and the healthcare field as a whole.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Start a Career in Healthcare

Begin your exciting and fulfilling career in the healthcare industry as an allied health professional utilizing the medical knowledge gained in your Healthcare Certificate.

Serve Patients in Healthcare

Our Healthcare Certificate program enhanced knowledge of the value of patient experience and how to connect with patients in an effective and ethical manner.

Advance Your Education

If you want to continue your education, you can smoothly transfer your online Healthcare Certificate credits into our Healthcare Associate’s degree.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Healthcare Foundations

Fulfill the various medical administrative roles within healthcare and effectively assist your medical team.

Customer and Patient Experience

Promote a positive patient experience through effective communication and using electronic health records to document patient and medical information.

Medical Law and Ethics

Apply medical law and ethics practices to patient interactions and information, including maintaining patient confidentiality.

Medical Terminology

Utilize appropriate medical terminology, anatomy, pathology and basic concepts of healthcare practice, procedures and health information management within various healthcare settings.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Foundations of Medical Administration

    • HSA 1022
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Explores the scope and dynamics of a career in medical administration and the skills necessary to be successful both in the Medical Administrative Assistant program and progression. Emphasizes professionalism, communication and medical terminology. Includes the important of maintaining patient privacy and ethically and professionally handling patient situations.

    Customer Service in Healthcare

    • HSA 1050
    • Online
    • 1 Credit

    Prepares students to deliver outstanding customer service in a healthcare setting by providing an understanding of the factors that influence the perceptions of external and internal customers. Includes the psychology of patients, customer service in a diverse world, listening skills and effective communication techniques.

    Medical Law and Ethics

    • HSA 2641
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Studies the United States legal system and court process with emphasis on legal and ethical issues within the healthcare environment. Covers fraud and abuse, patient privacy and confidentiality and professional practice of law and ethics. Includes a project that is specific to the student’s program of study.

12 Courses to Complete

38–40 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: admissions requirements and background checks.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota*
  • Wisconsin
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