Algonquin College

Retirement Communities Management

Graduate Certificate

Support the aging population - become a leader in this fast-growing industry.
The Retirement Communities Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides the specialized skills and knowledge to help you meet the demand for skilled managers in the retirement communities field.
Learn from seasoned industry professionals. The program aligns curriculum with Ontario`s Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and prepares you for entry into this expanding field, or advancement within retirement communities.
Discover the organizational structures and day-to-day operations within the industry, including:

human resources
fiscal management
resident care
food service operations
recreation activities
legislation and regulatory bodies
Apply management skills related to all of these areas through activities, case studies and industry work. Plan, implement and execute fiscal and operational strategies to optimize organizational efficiency. Focus also includes knowledge of resident care best practices.
A three-week field placement in the industry expands your real-world experience. During this time, you make valuable industry contacts.
Graduates may find positions in administration and/or sales and marketing in retirement communities, long-term care facilities and hospitals.
This program is well suited for students who:

Are motivated to lead.
Possess a compassionate and gentle approach.
Are customer-service oriented.
Possess strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
Have strong problem solving skills.
Adapt well to change.
Are interested in life-long learning.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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