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Human Services: Gerontology Certificate Counseling Total Units: 43.5
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Spring 2008


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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Gerontology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 43.5 units from
    • Human Services Core Requirements
    • Gerontology Emphasis Requirements

Human Services Core Requirements - complete 34.50 units
COUN 7 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
HUSV 87 Ethical Issues in Human Services3.00
HUSV 90 Introduction to Human Services3.00
HUSV 91 Skills and Techniques in Human Services3.00
HUSV 92 Introduction to Group Counseling3.00
HUSV 93 Introduction to Case Management3.00
COUN 94 Introduction to Crisis Counseling3.00
COUN 96 Disability and Society3.00
HUSV 80 Introduction to Addiction Studies3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HUSV 99I Human Services Internship Work Experience0.50-8.00
WEOC 99I Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CHLD 10 Child Growth and Development3.00
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.00
Gerontology Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.00 units
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.00
SOC 61 Aging & Society3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CNIS 90 Money Management3.00
CNIS 190 Money Management3.00
HLE 5 Personal Health and Wellness3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PSYCH 40 Introduction to Psychology of Gender3.00
SOC 10 Close Relationships and Family Life3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2008

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2008

Previous Versions:

Human Services: Gerontology - effective Spring 2007
Human Services: Gerontology - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


It is strongly recommended that students complete COUN 91 and COUN 99I in the final semester of taking the core requirements.

The college intends to deactivate the Gerontology emphasis effective with the fall 2008 term.

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