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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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A4538B
NC CIP: 19.0702
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
GRO 120 Gerontology Requisite 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services Requisite 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques Requisite 2 2 0 3
HSE 251 Activities Planning Requisite 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 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 REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 16
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 20

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 220 Psy/Soc Aspects of Aging Requisite 3 0 0 3
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit Requisite 3 2 0 4
HSE 112 Group Process I Requisite 1 2 0 2
HSE 210 Human Services Issues Requisite 2 0 0 2
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 15
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 110 Principles of Biology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 3 0 4
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 240 Gerontology Care Managing Requisite 3 0 0 3
HSE 125 Counseling Requisite 2 2 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I Requisite 1 0 0 1
___ ___ HSE Elective 1 * * * 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SOC 213
OR
Sociology of the Family Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 73

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, GRO 250, 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.

A4538B