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Social Gerontology Academic Certificate

Prepare to work in the fields that assist the aging. You will learn how to demonstrate a basic set of helping skills (warmth, empathy, reflective listening) needed for entry employment in the addictions field, work as a culturally sensitive ethical practitioner, demonstrate a stronger sense of self resulting from personal growth experiences, and use critical thinking and writing skills needed for working with clients. Students come to the program degreed, non-degreed and from various academic disciplines, bringing with them varied levels of understanding and expertise in helping the aging.

Degree Options

Upon receiving your academic certificate, you may enter the workforce or your courses may be applied to the Behavioral Health/Human Services associate's degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college

Career Options

  • Social and human service assistants
  • Community and social service specialists
  • Personal and home care aides
  • Social work assistants