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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.

Associate in Applied Science

A4538B REVISED
NC CIP: 19.0702
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services 2 2 0 3
HSE 112 Group Process I 1 2 0 2
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 110 Principles of Biology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
GRO 120 Gerontology 3 0 0 3
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2 0 0 2
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
HSE 125 Counseling 2 2 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
GRO 220 Psy/Soc Aspects of Aging 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 281
OR
Abnormal Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
SOC 213
OR
Sociology of the Family Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
SOC 220 Social Problems Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 17
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE 115 Work Exp Seminar I 1 0 0 1
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit 3 2 0 4
GRO 240 Gerontology Care Managing 2 0 0 2
HSE 251 Activities Therapy 2 2 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 72

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

HSE Elective — Select 6 hours: GRO 150, HSE 150, HSE 242, SAB 110, SAB 130

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, ENG 273, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification recommended

Current certification as a certified nurse assistant I (CNA I) recommended

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

COM 120, ENG 111, ENG 112

Oral Communication:

HSE 123

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 110, PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 273, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110

Mathematics:

MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 161

Technology:

CIS 110, CIS 111, HSE 110

A4538B REVISED