Human Services Technology: Gerontology Certificate

Wake Tech Course ID: C4538B

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  • Day or Evening

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Yes, financial aid is available for this program

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Program Planning Guide

The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work for 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 programs servicing older adults and their families.

This certificate is designed for individuals enrolled in other Human Services programs who would like additional education on gerontology or who are in professions where they will be exposed to older adults. For example, this will provide increased knowledge for individuals in the field of nursing, health care, child care and business.

The certificate consists of the following classes:

  • GRO 120 – Introduction to Human Services
  • GRO 220 – Psychological/Social Aspects of Aging
  • GRO 230 – Health, Wellness & Nutrition
  • GRO 250 – Aging Policies Programs & Services
  • HSE 251 – Activities Therapy
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology