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Human Services Technology/Gerontology

Curriculum Description

The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging.

Course work includes physical, psychological and social aspects of the aging process as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies.

Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services, and other programs servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select a variety of programs at senior institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma

D4538B REVISED
NC CIP: 19.0702
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
GRO 120 Gerontology NEW REQUISITES 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services NEW REQUISITES 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques NEW REQUISITES 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    13 4 0 15

Spring Semester
HSE 125 Counseling NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit NEW REQUISITES 3 2 0 4
GRO 240 Gerontology Care Managing NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
   
    8 4 0 10

Summer Term
GRO 220 Psy/Soc Aspects of Aging NEW REQUISITES 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 3
   
    3 0 0 6

Fall Semester
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
HSE 251 Activities Planning NEW REQUISITES & NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
   
    8 2 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 40

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

HSE Elective – Select one: GRO 150, SAB 110, SAB 130

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

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