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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Aging Studies

Certificate of Completion

 

Curriculum Code: 1200  (Effective Fall 2004 ? Summer 2009)

 

The Aging Studies curriculum focuses on knowledge of physical, mental, and social aspects of aging.  Students are introduced to the aging process, social institutions and policies, programs and services, and providing direct services to older persons and their families. This is the first certificate in an enhanced human services career pathway. Courses are aligned with the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and their Community Support Skills Standards (www.cshse.org). Core principles from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education serve as a guideline for course work.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

 

REQUIREMENTS  (See Note 2)

TOTAL:  11 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

GERO 100

Introduction to Human Aging

4

GERO 203

Physical/Mental Health Aging

3

HUSE 105

Personal Dynamics/Interviewing

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  1 CREDIT

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  Gerontology Seminars (See Note 3)

1 Credit

GERO 131

Pln for Older Adlts w/Dev Dis

.5

GERO 164

Med & Alcohol Use/Older Adults

.5

GERO 165

Dementia: Concepts and Causes

.5

GERO 169

Legal Rights of Older Adults

.5

GERO 170

Depression: Recog & Treatment

.5

GERO 171

Tech: Care for Persons w/Demen

.75

GERO 173

Activ: Older Adlts w/Alzheim

.5

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

12

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students should meet with a Human Services Program advisor prior to or during their first semester to complete an educational plan and to discuss further education.

2.

GERO 100, GERO 203, and HUSE 105 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or higher to be counted toward this certificate of completion.

3.

GERO seminars are graded on a pass/fail graded (credit/no credit) basis.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

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GERO 100

GERO 203

 

 

HUSE 105

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