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What will I learn?

Program Description

The program is ideally suited to international students who already hold a minimum three-year degree in nursing or other related health care profession. The addition of advanced study in business and health care administration in a Canadian context will enhance employability for administrative assistant positions and movement into entry level management positions in various health professions in Canada.

This multi-disciplinary program includes business administration, psychology, and specialized health administration courses, and introduces management and health administration concepts in a Canadian context, with emphasis on interpersonal and interprofessional communications, organizational behaviour, human resource management, ethics, and change management.

Career Prospects

The objective of this program is to enhance knowledge of the Canadian health care system for internationally educated nurses as they transition into health related administrative assistant careers in Canada. The PDD in HADM may also assist students in moving into entry-level management positions in the health sector such as human resource management and management at care facilities.

Courses

Year 1

Semester 1

CPSC 101 - Introduction to Computing (45 hours; 3 credits)

OR MGMT 217: Business Systems Analysis & Design (45 hours; 3 credits)

ECON 105 - Principles of Economics (45 hours; 3 credits)

ENGL110 - Introduction to Workplace Communications (45 hours; 3 credits)

MGMT 104 - Principles of Management (45 hours; 3 credits)

PSYC 224 - Organizational Behaviour (45 hours; 3 credits)

Semester 2

ENGL100 - Academic Writing (45 hours; 3 credits)

MGMT 204 - Human Resource Management (45 hours; 3 credits)

PSYC 220 - Interpersonal Communications (45 hours; 3 credits)

SOSC 220 - Research Methods for the Social Sciences (45 hours; 3 credits)

SSWD 120- Ethics and Practice (45 hours; 3 credits)

Year 2

Semester 3

HADM 310 – Organizational Structure of Canadian Health Care System (45hrs; 3 credits)

MGMT 225 - Strategic Management (45 hours; 3 credits)

MGMT 301 - Management Skills for Supervisors (45 hours; 3 credits)

MGMT 425 - Integrated Strategic Management Seminar (15 hours; 1 credit)

MGMT 450 - Principles of Project Management (45 hours; 3 credits)

SOSC 207- Introduction to Statistics in the Social Sciences (45 hours; 3 credits)

OR MGMT 290 - Quantitative Methods for Business (60 hours; 3 credits)

Semester 4

COMM 301 - Organizational Communications (45 hours; 3 credits)

HADM 320 – Community Health Planning (45 hours; 3 credits)

HADM 330 – Health Care Law and Ethics in Canada (45 hours; 3 credits)

MGMT 303 – Non-Profit Management (45hrs; 3 credits)

MGMT 455 – Project Management Seminar (Health Administration Specialization) (15hrs; 1 credit)

PSYC 230 - Advanced Communication Skills (45 hours; 3 credits)

Which department am I in?

Northern Lights College

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$3,442.50 (US$ 2,783) per year
CAN $3,442.5 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2022, 2 May 2022, 6 September 2022

Venue

Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek Campus,

11401 - 8th Street,

DAWSON CREEK,

British Columbia (BC),

V1G 4G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability. International students must have documentation demonstrating the following English Requirement: An IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0. Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher before or during the first semester of their program. The necessity for upgrading can extend the length of the program.

For international students

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or

Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or

For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability.

International students must have documentation demonstrating the following English Requirement: An IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0. Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher before or during the first semester of their program. The necessity for upgrading can extend the length of the program.

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About Northern Lights College

With affordable courses and great work opportunities, Northern Lights College is a top choice for students to live and study in Canada.

  • Accredited Two-year diplomas and associate degrees
  • Affordable tuition fees – the lowest in British Columbia
  • Small class sizes with professors who know you by name
  • Amazing location – vibrant economy and welcoming community