Human Services Technology/Gerontology - A45380B

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 programs servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of programs at senior institutions.

Human Services Technology/ Gerontology Checksheet

Course Requirements

General Education
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

Major Core Courses
HSE 110 Intro. to Human Services
HSE 112 Group Process I
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques
HSE 125 Counseling
HSE 210 Human Services Issues
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention
PSY 150 General Psychology
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology
SOC 210 Introduction of Sociology

Other Major Courses
ACA-115 Success and Study Skills
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers
SAB-110 Substance Abuse Overview
SOC-220 Social Problems
SWK-110 Introduction to Social Work
SWK-113 Working With Diversity
Other Major Courses
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
GRO 120 Gerontology
GRO 220 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
GRO 230 Health, Wellness, Nutrition
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview
SOC 220 Social Problems
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 113 Working With Diversity
WBL 111 Work Based Learning I
WBL 115 Work Based Learning Seminar I

Other Required Courses
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

Total Semester Hour Credits for AAS Degree 68


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