The curriculum prepares students for direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. Course work includes psychological, social, and physical aspects of the aging process; as well as methods to prevent and reduce substance misuse within the older adult population.
Program Learning Outcomes
Identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of a human service worker.
Identify the aging process and its psychological, social, and physical aspects.
Identify how substance use and misuse impacts the quality of life for the older adult.
Demonstrate documentation skills used in case management.
Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Human Services Technology - Gerontology Certificate MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to the college.
Complete Residency Determination
Submit a Gaston College application
Apply for financial aid
Meet with an advisor and/or attend an information session
Submit official high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
Provide proof of course placement requirements
Additional Program Requirements for Human Services Technology
Have grades of "C" or better in all required program courses.