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Long Term Care Administration

  •  Estimated Cost: $8,246

    Program Length: 1-4 semesters

    Locations: Online

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS / Cert

    Program Description

    If you like working with people in a leadership position, the Long Term Care Administration program is the perfect fit for you. We developed our online only program with the help of long term care administrators in order to meet the education requirements for licensure as a nursing home administrator. In addition, our program exceeds the education requirements for approval as an assisted living administrator in Nebraska.

    As an administrator, you are the chief executive responsible for planning, organizing, leading and supervising the operations of a home for the aged licensed by Health and Human Services. You will need to complete an administrator-in-training program according to your states’ requirements in addition to your degree and is not a part of our curriculum. Upon completion, you will take the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards for licensure requirements and your state may require a state exam.

    Our Long Term Care program prepares you to meet the educational requirements needed to be an administrator in a long term care facility. You will be a successful administrator if you:

    • are detail oriented and able to work on a team
    • lead your team with integrity
    • can communicate effectively (both oral and written)
    • work toward being a proactive manager
    • are receptive to others and their ideas
    • empower your employees by trusting their skills and abilities
    • have a realistic management approach in order to make the tough decisions
    • are passionate about serving others

    You can start the Long Term Care Administration program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    An administrator is the chief executive responsible for planning, organizing, leading and supervising the operations of a home for the aged licensed by Health and Human Services. Some of your specific duties include budget administration, personnel activities, supervision, public relations, leading regulatory changes, and facility management. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $65,728. Career options in Long Term Care Administration include:

    • Nursing Home Administrator
    • Assisted Living Administrator
    • Executive Director
    • Enrichment Associate


    SCC is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

    States where licensure or certification requirements are met by this program’s curriculum – Nebraska

    SCC has made no determination for any other state as to whether the program’s curriculum does or does not meet licensure or certification requirements. Students who reside in other states are encouraged to check their state’s requirements before enrolling.

    SCC has an articulation agreement with Youngstown State University where students who successfully complete this program may transfer and complete a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Long Term Care Administration.

    Theresa Parker, Program Director
    1-800-642-4075 ext. 2750

    Linnea Detrick, Instructor
    1-800-642-4075 ext. 2566


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