2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Technology Gerontology, AAS (A4538B)

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The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging.

Course work includes physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process; as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise, and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies.

Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services, and other program servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select a variety of programs at senior institutions.

Major Courses

Total: 53 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

  • Other Requirement Credit Hours: 1 *

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 69

*Recommended Elective & General Education Options:

Computer Electives:

Take 2 credits:


Take 3 credits:


Take 3 credits:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:

Natural Sciences:

Take 3 credits:

Other Requirement:

Take 1 credits:


Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, math or science. Graduates of this program must demonstrate competence in math by completion of MAT 003   with a P1.

This program has program accreditation by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

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