The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Human Services Gerontology Career Certificate program is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the aging process for students interested in providing services to the elderly, and influencing public policy concerning aging, while working as program advocates, planners, and/or evaluators in the field of aging. In today's complex society, social service agencies are required to provide for the economic and emotional needs of those in difficulty. These agencies have a need for responsible individuals with some college background to provide various services. The Human Services Gerontology certificate program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.
For students interested in an Associate degree, a Human Services: Gerontology major is available. More information about the Human Services program can be found at the Human Services website.
Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and private social service agencies.