Long Term Care Nursing Home Administration

Long Term Care Nursing Home Administration

Advanced Technical Certificate

Available at: Windward Campus

A student nurse gives an elderly woman a blanket.

Program Overview

Welcome to Del Mar College’s Long Term Care Administration Advance Certificate Program. This program is in compliance with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for application for licensure in Texas and the National Administrator Board (NAB). The requirements for application for licensure with DADS are:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree in any subject from a university or health science center accredited by an association recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and
  • Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in long term care administration, or its equivalent, that includes courses in the following domains of the NAB:
    • Resident care and quality of life
    • Human resources
    • Finance
    • Physical environment and atmosphere; and
    • Leadership and management
  • Additionally, there is an internship requirement for the Administrator in Training (AIT).
  • The internship must be in a nursing facility that has a minimum of 60 beds.
  • The internship must be a minimum of 1,000 hours of training.
  • A minimum of 500 hours of the 1,000 hours must be during traditional business hours.
  • The AIT can train no more than 40 hours a week.

Our Advance Certificate program offers six online courses to cover the five domains of the NAB as well as the requirement for a Human Resource Management Course. If you feel that you have taken these courses in a previous academic setting, please submit your documentation to DADS to see if they will accept it. If they do, you will want to provide a copy of the email from DADS so that we will transfer the credit(s) to your advance certificate. Please look at the advance certificate plan. The courses are offered in the semester listed and you can enter at any semester.



Page last updated September 13, 2022.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405