Long Term Care Administrator with doctor

Long Term Care Administration


Long-term care of the elderly, physically ill, and mentally ill is a rapidly growing field with increasing demand for licensed administrators. Develop the leadership and critical thinking skills you’ll need to succeed in this rewarding business environment, while also focusing on the practical aspects of long term care.

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

You’ll be able to manage the business and administrative aspects of residential care for the elderly and chronically ill, including:

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Retirement communities
  • Hospices


This program is available to anyone who holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and wishes to take the state licensing exam offered through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The degree should be in business, business management, health care administration, nursing, or some other closely related discipline.




Long Term Care Administration, Advanced Technical Certificate

This certificate prepares you for the degree program or to advance your current career. It also includes the required coursework and internship hours to apply to take the licensing exam.
Length 1.5 Years
If you're studying part-time, you can complete the 26 credits for this certificate in three terms.

Start Your Future with the LTCA Program

  1. Pass the State Licensing Exam

    The state licensing exam is offered through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). To take the state exam, you’ll need to:

    • Complete 15 semester credit hours of coursework
    • Complete a 1,000-hour administrator-in-training (AIT) internship with a DADS-approved preceptor in a licensed nursing home with a minimum of 60 beds
    The San Jac LTCA program meets both these requirements.

  2. Pass the National Licensing Exam

    Texas also requires that you also successfully complete a national exam for licensure in the state of Texas. The national exam is administered by DADS on behalf of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administration (NAB). NAB also requires you to complete certain topics of study as part of, or in addition to, a bachelor’s degree.

  3. Enter a Growing Field

    As the US population ages, the need for quality long-term care increases. Employment opportunities are expected to grow at a faster rate than many other areas of business management.

Contact Us

Got questions? Reach out to a program coordinator via phone or email and we’ll help make sure you’re choosing the right program for you.
Kay Richardson
DC, Cons/Prof Svcs/Auto Tech
(281) 991-2608
James Ragaisis
Dean, Business and Technology
(281) 476-1806