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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 REVISED
NC CIP: 19.0702
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2017

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 135 Orientation Lab I NEW 2017FA 0 2 0 1
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 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 150 Substance Use and Aging Requisite 3 0 0 3
GRO 220 Psy/Soc Aspects of Aging Requisite 3 0 0 3
HSE 125 Counseling Requisite 2 2 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention Requisite 3 0 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: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit Requisite 3 2 0 4
GRO 250 Aging Policies Programs & Serv Requisite 2 0 0 2
HSE 251 Activities Planning Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

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 112 Group Process I Requisite 1 2 0 2
HSE 210 Human Services Issues Requisite 2 0 0 2
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I Requisite 1 0 0 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 241
OR
Developmental Psych Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 12

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

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

Total Credit Hours: 66

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

English Option – Select 3 hours: COM 120, COM 231, ENG 112, ENG 114, ENG 115

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111,  HUM 110, HUM 115,
HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 150MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215,
PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective – Select 3 hours: BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 163, BIO 165, MAT 110, MAT 143, MAT 152

Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification recommended

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

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

A4538B REVISED