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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 diploma 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.

Diploma

D4538B
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
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 125 Counseling Requisite 2 2 0 3
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit Requisite 3 2 0 4
GRO 240 Gerontology Care Managing Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Summer Term

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
___ ___ HSE Elective ** ** ** 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
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
HSE 251 Activities Planning Requisite 2 2 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

D4538B