Gerontology Outcomes

AAS: Gerontology

  • Apply skills and knowledge to effective work with and for elders as a gerontology professional, and as a family and community member.
  • Use gerontological research and theories to plan, implement, and contribute to programs, policies, and social change strategies for and with elders in professional, institutional and community settings.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and access appropriate resources, while working with other professionals and with diverse stakeholders.
  • Adhere to professional and ethical standards appropriate to one's gerontological specialty, while managing one's career and taking advantage of continuing learning opportunities.
  • If desired, pursue higher education for a bachelor or master degree, beginning at the third-year level. 11.2009

Less than One-Year Certificate: Gerontology: Career Pathway Certificate

  • Apply skills and knowledge to effective work with and for elders as a gerontology professional, and as a family and community member.
  • Use gerontological research and theories to plan, implement, and contribute to programs, policies, and social change strategies for and with elders in professional, institutional and community settings.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and access appropriate resources, while working with other professionals and with diverse stakeholders in service and program delivery.
  • Adhere to professional and ethical standards appropriate to one's gerontological specialty, while managing one's career and taking advantage of continuing learning opportunities.
  • If desired, pursue the additional 46 credits to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Gerontology 1.2009

Less Than One-Year Certificate: Activity Director

  • Work effectively as an activity director with diverse groups of older adults in long term care facilities, adult daycare and community settings.
  • Design and administer a comprehensive activity program for all levels of functioning and for special needs populations using State and CMS required assessment and documentation
  • Direct an activity department and supervise activity assistants and volunteers.
  • Meet eligibility standards for certification by the NCCAP as an Activity Director Certified, when combined with continuing education & work experience. 11.2009

Less Than One-Year Certificate: Activity Assistant

  • Work effectively as an activity professional with diverse groups of older adults in long term care, adult daycare and community settings
  • Design and implement appropriate activity plans, with required assessment and documentation
  • Meet eligibility standards for certification by NCCAP as an Activity Assistant Certified, when combined with continuing education and work experience criteria. 2.2007

Less Than One-Year Certificate: Activity Consultant

  • Work effectively as an activity professional manager or consultant with diverse groups of older adults in long term care, adult daycare and community settings
  • Design, administer, and evaluate activity programs, meeting standards and regulations
  • Meet eligibility standards for certification by NCCAP as an Activity Consultant Certified, when combined with continuing education, and consulting and work experience criteria. 2.2007

Less Than One-Year Certificate: Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care

  • Work effectively as an advanced care provider with diverse individuals or groups of older persons experiencing cognitive decline, dementia, and other challenging behavioral and cognitive conditions, in long term care, adult daycare, home and community settings.
  • Conduct gerontological research relevant to advanced care issues, and apply the research to practice
  • Adhere to professional and ethical care standards
  • Continue to develop professional care knowledge and skills through continuing education and training 10.2014

Less Than One-Year Certificate: Horticultural Therapy

  • Work effectively as a registered horticultural therapist or therapy assistant with diverse populations in therapeutic gardens and horticultural therapy programs within pediatric, geriatric, psychiatric, offender, vocational and medical rehabilitation, and other day or residential treatment facilities.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic garden and horticultural therapy programs meeting the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs of special needs clients, and applying professional skills and standards of the field.
  • Meet educational standards for certification by the American Horticultural Therapy Association as a Horticultural Therapist Registered [HTR], when combined with required educational, continuing education and supervised work experience criteria. 1.2013

Less Than One-Year Certificate: End of Life Care and Support

  • Guide family members and dying persons through the end of life process, including social, psychological, medical, financial, legal, and spiritual issues related to care and support.
  • Assess and document the care and support needs and assets of the dying person, their family and social support network;communicate and collaborate with all related parties; and facilitate access to appropriate resources, while working with other professionals and with diverse stakeholders in a coordinated care and support plan, in hospice, long term care, and home environments.
  • Apply best practices of person-centered and directed care and support, and adhere to professional and ethical standards in supporting the dying person and working effectively with all stakeholders, including legal, medical, financial, insurance, relevant government programs, and other professionals, as well as family and the dying person’s social support network. 1.2013

 


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