Gerontology is the study of aging – a very complex and fascinating process which we all experience. It is complex because it encompasses the physiological, social, emotional, cognitive, and economic aspects of growing old. By completing the one-year certificate program, students may find immediate opportunity for employment in professional and paraprofessional entry-level positions at human service agencies, senior centers, residential communities, health care facilities, and other agencies that provide much needed services for the elderly. For others, this certificate will allow them to further enhance their knowledge of gerontology.

REQUIREMENTS

Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition 3
SOC* 190 Self and Others:  Dynamics of Diversity 3
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3
            or
THR* 110 Acting I
HSE* 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY* 111 General Psychology I 3
PSY* 210 Death & Dying 3
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC* 114 Sociology of Aging 3
        or
HSE* 170 Introduction to Gerontology
+MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3-4
        or
+MAT* 123 Elementary Statistics
Minimum Total: 27-28

+ Prerequisite required

Gerontology

Gerontology is the study of aging – a very complex and fascinating process which we all experience. It is complex because it encompasses the physiological, social, emotional, cognitive, and economic aspects of growing old. By completing the one-year certificate program, students may find immediate opportunity for employment in professional and paraprofessional entry-level positions at human service agencies, senior centers, residential communities, health care facilities, and other agencies that provide much needed services for the elderly. For others, this certificate will allow them to further enhance their knowledge of gerontology.

REQUIREMENTS

Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition* 3
*(Minimum “C” grade required)
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3
or
THR* 110 Acting I
HSE* 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY* 111 General Psychology I 3
PSY* 210 Death & Dying 3
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC* 114 Sociology of Aging 3
or
HSE* 170 Introduction to Gerontology
+MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3-4
or
+MAT* 123 Elementary Statistics
Minimum Total: 27-28

+ Prerequisite required

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to understand the physiological, social, emotional, cognitive, and economic aspects of growing old.

Employment Information:

By completing the one-year certificate program, students may find immediate opportunity for employment in professional and paraprofessional entry-level positions in human service agencies, senior centers, residential communities, health care facilities, and other agencies that provide much needed services for the elderly.

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This short-term Certificate can be earned to gain employment while continuing to work toward an AS degree.

Program Coordinator

Carol LaLiberte
860.253.3187
claliberte@asnuntuck.edu