Case management is one of the fastest growing segments in the healthcare industry, with today’s professional case managers working in a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, private practice, mental health, insurance, workers compensation, and managed care organizations. Whether you are a nurse transitioning to case management, already working in the field, or exploring a new career path, UCSD Extension’s Specialized Certificate in Case Management provides a comprehensive learning experience designed to develop planning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills necessary for the day-to-day challenges in your role as a case manager.
During the program, Instructors share expert, evidence-based direction and insights into the practice of case management that support critical skill development and increase knowledge through relevant and action-oriented content and activities that all Case Managers should know in a complex managed care system. The Specialized Certificate is ideal preparation for the Certified Case Manager (CCM) and American Case Manager (ACM) designations, as the curriculum is aligned to the content of CCMC and ACMA exams.
Students can complete the certificate within one university quarter. This face-to-face course is designed as 9 full day class sessions, plus a case study project presented over one full day; an 11th day is scheduled for presentations when class exceeds 15 students.
Hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, HMOs, long term care facilities, and more, all need case managers. We do not provide job placement services, but because the goal of professional education is to prepare students for employment or advancement, our instructors make a point of discussing placement options in every class.
The program helps prepare qualified candidates for the Certified Case Manager (CCM) designation through the Commission for Case Manager Certification (ccmcertification.org).
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
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Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.
System Clinical Specialist and Nurse Educator
Director of Case Management and Social Work
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Chief Administrative Officer, Care Management
Jacobs Medical Center
The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) defines case management as: “a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet an individual’s health needs, using communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.” (www.ccmcertification.org)
The certificate program can be completed within one university quarter. A typical schedule will be 8 - 9 consecutive Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. (see when and where is it offered below). On the first day, students are assigned a case study on which they will work for the duration of the program. This case study will be presented on the last day and a half of class; the final grade in the class is based on this project. Students can expect to spend a minimum of 18 hours outside of class working on this case study project.
This intensive-format course is offered three times a year, winter, spring and, fall quarters.Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., usually on Saturdays but occassionally a Friday class is scheduled. Please check each quarter's class meeting schedule at the time of enrollment for specfic dates. Class location is in our University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. You may call the center for directions at 858-534-9999.
Enrollment is open to anyone with an interest in working in the field of case management; a
nursing degree is not required. That said, the course is optimized for healthcare professionals: social workers, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, utilization review and physicians can
move into new careers in case management. Of course, a career in case management can be seen as natural progression for an RN after many years on the floor, who now needs a less physically-demanding environment.
Hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, HMOs, long
term care facilities, and more, all need case managers. We do not provide job placement services, but because the goal of professional education is to prepare students for employment or advancement, our
instructors make a point of discussing placement options in every class.
The Specialized Certificate documents your 90 hour course of study, focusing on relevant and applicable job knowledge. A student can earn the certificate with no job experience, and indeed, many people take the course in order to find first time employment as a case manager. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the certificate. Certification (as a CCM, for example) comes from taking and passing a proctored exam such asoffered through the CCMC (Commission for Case Manager Certification), the prerequisite for which is a minimum level of on-the-job experience. This is the method to receive “CCM” designation; please visit the CCMC website at www.ccmcertification.org for details.
The Case Management Intensive course is $1,295 (Fall section ID: 133425). The Certificate Fee is $95. The required textbook is about $60- $80 (if ordered through Amazon—see "Is there a required textbook for this class?").
You may enroll by phone by calling 858-534-3400 (Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon).
You may also enroll online here. Be sure to have the section ID of the course ready when you call or enroll online; see "How much does the program cost?"
No. You must enroll in the Case Management Intensive course to have a seat in the class.
UC San Diego Extension facilitates private education loans through UC Approved Lenders. Information on these programs can be found at extension.ucsd.edu/financial. State-Funded Training is available through EDD (Employment Development Dept.); information is on their site: www.edd.ca.gov.
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