University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    May 30, 2023  
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Gerontology, Certificate


Students may select the gerontology certificate program to acquire a specialization in the field of aging that provides a foundation for professional development in many careers. The gerontology certificate program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum, provides a broad base of knowledge as it is applied to the aging process, examines issues of concern to the older adult in today’s society, and includes a practice component where students must apply theoretical knowledge in a community setting serving older adults.

To complete the gerontology certificate, students must take 18 credits of required core courses and 6 credits of electives. The following courses fulfill the minimum 220 hour service learning requirement: GERO 201, CHS 337, GERO 431, GERO 440, GERO 499, and SPA 421 .

Note: Students who are enrolled in this program solely are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

A. Required Courses (18 units)


B. Elective Courses (6 units)


Approved electives offered at Truckee Meadows Community College:


  • CPD 140–Respite & Family Care (3 units)
  • PSY 276 / SOC 276–Aging in Modern American Society (3 units)

Note(s):


NOTE: Other courses may be accepted as electives if half of the content covered pertains to aging. Students are strongly encouraged to take a course that focuses on communication and/or counseling skills such as CHS 310 - Health and Wellness Communication .

Total Credits (24 units)