GRN280B Gerontology Internship Seminar

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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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List of classes for GRN280B Gerontology Internship Seminar
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available Materials More info
20752 Web


From April 1 through June 15, 2019
Textbooks for CRN 20752
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
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 20752

Course materials


No textbooks required.

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

  • Labs: Optional Gereontology Mondays, available by Live Stream & On Demand


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 Jan Abushakrah, the instructor for GRN280B Gerontology Internship Seminar, as well as the Gerontology Chair and Advisor. 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. Contact me with any questions about this course or to get registered for GRN280A (the actual internship), or for advising: Jan Abushakrah at 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 TCB217 on the Sylvania Campus. If you want face-to-face learning opportunities, this is your chance, and all Gerontology Mondays can be viewed by Live Stream and accessed after the event On Demand (video-recording). These are great opportunities to meet and interact with Gerontology instructors as well as other students! See Gerontology Mondays & Course Calendars for details.  The first Gerontology Monday is the first Monday of the term, which will be the GERONTOLOGY TERM ORIENTATION

**** TEXTBOOKS/READING: The optional  textbook, Managing Your Career in Aging, is available in PCC Bookstores. It is also available online in the GRN Homeroom. (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