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2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog

Human Services Technology - Gerontology Certificate (C45380C)

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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

Graduates will:

  1. Identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of a human service worker.
  2. Identify the aging process and its psychological, social, and physical aspects.
  3. Identify how substance use and misuse impacts the quality of life for the older adult.
  4. Demonstrate documentation skills used in case management.

Admission Information

Students applying for admission to this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness. 

Lab/Clinical Fee

Level 1: $6 per lab hour for Art, Business, Health, Languages, and Math
Level 2: $12 per lab hour for Computer Information, and Natural Sciences
Level 3: $18 per lab hour for Engineering and Industrial, Central Sterile Processing, Health & Fitness Science/Physical Education, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technology, and Nurse Aide
Level 4: $24 per lab hour for Cosmetology, Esthetics, Veterinary Medical Technology, Practical Nursing, EMS, Associate Degree Nursing, and Health Information Technology
Malpractice Insurance (required for nursing and allied health services programs students): $13 per year

Total Program Hours: 17

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