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Healthcare Facilities Leadership

Healthcare Facilities Leadership

Take charge as a leader in healthcare facilities operations. This innovative program prepares you for certification in this expanding field.

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What is Healthcare Facilities Leadership

It takes more than doctors and nurses to care for patients in the growing healthcare industry. Skilled facilities managers are critical to keeping hospitals and other healthcare facilities operating efficiently and effectively.

If you are working in healthcare facilities management or you'd like to be part of this exciting and rewarding field, OCTC's Healthcare Facilities Leadership program (HLF) could be for you. The program is convenient and affordable with all classes available online.

This program can help you take the next step in your career by preparing you to take the American Hospital Association's Certified Healthcare Facilities Management exam. Graduates may transfer and work toward bachelor degrees. This innovative program was developed in collaboration with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE).

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science Degree and Transfer



Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


The primary benefit of the Healthcare Facilities Technician (HFT) Certificate would be for those newly hired, or seeking to advance in the healthcare facilities technician profession. Along with courses, the HFT Certificate program would require students to submit healthcare organization signed copy of the OCTC provided competencies for Life Safety, Medical Gas, Generator & Basic Electrical, and Healthcare Ventilation & Basic Building Automation Systems for college lab credit of 8 credit hours. The lab credits would be validated through two(2) capstone classes.

Healthcare Facilities Technician Courses

  • HFO 100 - Healthcare Facilities Orientation - 1
  • HFL 100 - Intro to Healthcare Facility Mgmt - 3
  • HFL 120 - Infection Control & Prevention - 2
  • Lab 1 - Life Safety & Medical Gas - 4
  • Lab 2 - Healthcare Ventilation & Electrical - 4
  • HFT Cap1 - Life Safety & Medical Gas - 2
  • HFT Cap2 - Healthcare Ventilation & Electrical - 2

Total Credit Hours: 18

*Pending a minimum of 50 applicants by May 2020.
Pending approval by KCTCS Board and SACSCOC. 

Save Time and Money!

Up to 8 credit hours may be awarded for HFT OCTC Competency Checklist and up to 12 credit hours may be awarded for the HFL AAS and Diploma credentials for experience and CHFM certification holders. Interested students must apply and fill out the OCTC Competency Checklist and be approved by the OCTC HFL program.

  • Current tuition rate is $169 per credit hour
  • Mandatory Build Smart fee $8 per credit hour
  • Online Course Fee $20 per credit hour

(Based at time of publication, February 2019)

*A Special HFT Pilot Application must be used to apply. If not provided, please contact Mike Canales for the Healthcare Facilities Technician Cohort Application at

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Mike Canales

Healthcare Facilities Leadership

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(270) 852-8142