Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional

Short-Term Certificate


Case managers typically work as part of a team to assess, plan, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate options and services to meet people’s health and human service needs. 

Case managers provide support for families in a wide variety of fields including behavioral health, rehabilitation, social work agencies, public health agencies, forensics and addiction services. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and help clients find benefits or community services. 

The case management for the healthcare and gerontology professional certificate is for students interested in healthcare, human services (with emphasis in gerontology or working with people who are aging) or a combination of both. 

Often nurses (licensed practical nurses and registered nurses) will add to their education and pursue this certificate to assist them with case management in patient care settings.  


Talent Ready Grant

The Talent Ready Grant is offered through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I complete the case management certificate?

Students can quickly complete the case management certificate in just two semesters.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate are listed in a plan of study. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

At COTC students have the flexibility to take classes face-to-face and online. 

Can I pursue an associate degree after I complete the certificate?

Students who complete the Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional Certificate are encouraged to continue their education and have two options or paths to choose from.

  • Students who complete the case management certificate have completed four courses (12 credit hours) toward an associate degree in human services.
  • Students who complete the case management certificate have also completed two courses (six credit hours) that can be applied toward an associate degree in health services technology.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.