Degree Overview

The healthcare system is continually changing, and the jobs and positions within it are changing too. Today’s community health centers, long-term care facilities, and medical practices need their nonclinical healthcare workers to work as part of a high-functioning medical team.

Our certificate program was designed using insights from workforce and industry leaders about what skills today’s nonclinical professionals must possess to improve patient care, satisfaction, and outcomes. The project-focused certificate program will help working adults succeed in their current roles, while also preparing students for new and expanded roles within the healthcare industry.

If you are interested in continuing your education, this certificate is “stackable” so once you earn this certificate, you are halfway to an associate degree.

The Certificate in Healthcare Management Fundamentals was created in collaboration with Partners HealthCare, with a Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund grant, administered by Commonwealth Corporation, and provided through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Affordable, Accessible, Applicable

  • Focused on developing foundational, interpersonal, and business skills
  • Based on labor market needs and input from employers and subject matter experts
  • Eligible for federal financial aid and financing
  • Earned by mastering 60 competencies through projects, not credit hours and grade points
  • Designed specifically to work for working adults by offering extensive flexibility and support

Thrive In Positions Including

  • Community health worker
  • Nursing assistant
  • Patient representative
  • Medical office specialist
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical records technician

Develop Skills Including

  • Maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Nurturing cooperative relationships
  • Leveraging business tools to perform calculations and write effective communications
  • Advising people on technical problems, procedures, and solutions
  • Communicating healthcare related information accurately

Online Projects

Students work toward a certificate by mastering 60 competencies and completing interesting online projects at their own pace.

See Sample Project