Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Develops the essential skills for successful internship. Focuses on work-based learning outcomes, working under supervision, effective communication and teamwork in organizations, professional networking, stress and conflict management, professional ethics, boundary setting, and burnout prevention. Prerequisite: GRN 181. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates Materials
21014 Web 03-Apr-2017 thru 17-Jun-2017 Textbooks for CRN 21014
Instructor: Annette R Lansing
Notes: See CIP (Course Information Page) for information on course.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-8254 (Office) or 971-722-4077 (Dept Chair) or 971-722-8548 (Fax).

Course details: CRN 21014

Course materials


Find out which textbooks are required for this course.

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

  • Labs: Optional Gerontology Monday Workshops


There are some assignments which require students to fill out PDF forms using AdobeReader specifically so that none of the fillable features of the form are lost. AdobeReader is a free software that many people use already. If a student has difficultiies with this, instructions are available.

Instructor comments:

Hello! I am Annette Lansing, the instructor for GRN280B Gerontology Internship Seminar, as well as an instructor for other of the Gerontology Career Management Courses. This course is required for all Gerontology Certificates and the AAS Degree. It prepares students for issues they will encounter in internships and in jobs in the field of aging. Topics covered include: experiential learning, learning styles, conflict management, communication, organizations, team work, supervision, stress management and burnout prevention, finding your purpose and nurturing your passion. Therefore, the recommendation from past students is that this course be taken BEFORE you do any of your Gerontology Internships (GRN280A), but if necessary, GRN280B and GRN280A can be taken during the same term. For questions on this class, contact me at annette.lansing@pcc.edu.  To get registered for GRN280A (the actual internship), or for advising, contact Jan Abushakrah at jabushak@pcc.edu or 971-722-4077.

**** MONDAY OPEN INVITATION: There are optional in-class meetings that you are encouraged to attend on Mondays, from 5 to 7pm in TCB107 on the Sylvania Campus. If you want face-to-face learning opportunities, 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.

**** April 3, 2017, which is the first Gerontology Monday of the tern, is the GERONTOLOGY TERM ORIENTATION.  It includes information on all Winter term courses and other events in the Program.

**** TEXTBOOKS/READING: The textbook, Managing Your Career in Aging, is available in PCC Bookstores. (The same textbook is also used for the other Gerontology Career Management Courses: GRN181, GRN280A and 282, and if you took GRN181 in 2014 or after, you probably already have the text). All other materials are part of the online course.

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Distance Education technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg