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Integrated Public Health: Health Administration

 

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Administration program is designed to prepare individuals for the broadly defined public health workforce with a special focus on entry-level employment as a health administrator or manager. Students study principles and skills needed for employment as health administration professionals who manage, lead, and direct health care programming in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies that serve the community.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Integrated Public Health: Health Administration (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5900
Total Credits Required
24-27
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures.
  2. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities.
  3. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals.
  4. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families.
  5. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health.
  6. Use appropriate technology to deliver health care services to the community.
  7. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice.
  8. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client.
  9. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities.
  10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community.
  11. Apply systems thinking to the healthcare environment.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program.
Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Or permission of the Department/Instructor to enroll in HTM150 CS 0–3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3
HSM222 Health Services Management 3
COM270 Health Communication 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
IPH115 Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S. Health System 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
IPH285 Health Administration Practicum "Must be taken in the last semester and have permission of the instructor
Student must have a level one fingerprint clearance and have completed background check"
3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Or permission of the Department/Instructor to enroll in HTM150 CS 0–3
HES210 or
HCR230
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness or Culture And Health C, G 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HSM222 Health Services Management 3
COM270 Health Communication 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HTM150 Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
IPH115 Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S. Health System 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
IPH285 Health Administration Practicum "Must be taken in the last semester and have permission of the instructor
Student must have a level one fingerprint clearance and have completed background check"
3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Integrated Public Health: Health Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137233).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020