Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Introduces the range of emerging professional opportunities in the field of aging. Explores and prioritizes potential career pathways. Includes career and labor market research; assessment of passions, interests, experiences and transferable skills; informational interviews, site visits, and networking; career and educational/training goal setting and planning. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 46972

From the Instructor:
Hello! I am Annette Lansing, the instructor for GRN181 Exploring the Field of Aging. This is a Career Management Course and is required for the AAS Degree and most certificates in the Gerontology Program, but it is also suitable for students determining whether a career in aging is right for them. The readings, discussions and assignments guide students through internal self-assessment, as well as external searching (using tools such as job market analysis, informational interviews and site visits), which will help them plan and set goals to pursue their future careers. At the same time, students get an overview of the different emerging and diverse career areas within the aging field and share their discoveries with fellow students. For questions on this class, contact me at annette.lansing@pcc.edu. For information on the Gerontology Program, contact us at 971-722-8254 or ger@pcc.edu. And, visit our website at www.pcc.edu/ger.
Course Specific Requirements:
**** ORIENTATION: There is an Orientation Workshop on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the Sylvania Campus, TCB107. Optionally, a video of that workshop will be available online in D2L the following week. (You get to come to the Orientation -OR- you have to watch the video. In person is more fun and helps get you engaged in the course if you are not use to online learning.) **** TEXTBOOKS/READING: The required textbook, Managing Your Career in Aging, is available in PCC Bookstores. (The same textbook is also used for the other Gerontology Career Management Courses: GRN280A&B and GRN282.) There is an optional textbook: 101+ Careers in Gerontology, Second Edition by C. Joanne Grabinski, also available in the bookstore. All other materials are part of the online course. **** MONDAY OPEN INVITATION: There are optional in-class meetings that you are encouraged to attend on Mondays, from 5 to 7pm on the Sylvania Campus, including the first Monday of the term (Fall, Winter and Spring only). If you want face-to-face learning, this is your chance. It is a great opportunity to meet with Gerontology instructors as well as other students! See Gerontology Mondays & Course Calendars for details.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
46972 WEB » - 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: Annette R Lansing
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania