GRN264 Activity Professional

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Covers activity programming implemented within long-term care and memory care facilities, community and day programs, which meet state and federal standards of practice and enhances quality of life for older persons and persons with disabilities. Covers the knowledge requirements for certification through the National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center (NAAPCC). Prerequisite: GRN 165 or instructor permission. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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33282 Web


From July 13 through September 5, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 33282
Instructor: Connie M Ratti
Tuition: credit Fees: $38
For information, contact the department at 971-722-8254 (Office) or 971-722-4077 (Dept Chair) or 971-722-8548 (Fax).

Course details: CRN 33282

Course materials


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Online publisher materials

 Text for class is Long Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Service Professionals and Recreational Therapist, 7th edition. 

Student will have 2 practicums to complete will not require visitations to Long Term Care, Memory Care Units or Assisted Living Communities. However, if you are currently employed in healthcare you may use resources in your facility to complete these practicums. If you are not employed in heathcare you may interview older individuals or use your experiences with older adults to complete these practicums.  

Practicums are Documentation and Calendar Planning.  

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.


  May use Computer, Printer, Scanning abilities, and or smart phones for zooming and youtube video viewing. 

Instructor comments:

 Student must complete  2 Practicums,  discussion comments, watch 15 videos and complete reading questions for each lesson.  To recieve the State Certification for Long Term Activity Director, the student must complete this class with a total score of 70% or higher.  Practicum Assignments and Discussions will not require access to volunteering at a Nursing Home, Assisted Living or Memory Care Unit to complete, but will incorporate previous experiences and interaction with older adults. There is no specific amount of time required to do these requirements.  If a student is working in a facility they may use that facility if it meets the  Nursing Home, Assisted Living or Memory Unit defination by state requirements. If a student is using experiences with older adults, the older adult should be 65 or have disabilities that present challenges to the aging experience.

This class covers 10 lessons, to be completed in a 7 week term.  This class is a late start class meaning the first week of class will be July 13 and final day of this term will be August 31 with all work being turned in before Sept 5 for final grading. Student will be expected to read text chapters and answer reading question/quizzes, complete 2 Practicum Projects: Documentation and Calendar Planning, and complete discussion essays of at least 250-500 words and respond to at least one other discussion written by fellow students in at least 250 word short response. Student should plan on 1-2 hours weekly for reading and question responses, Practicum Projects with take 2-3 hours each to assemble and complete written narratives.  Discussion to and response to another student's entry will involve 1 hour of composition and writing time.  

Web course information

No show policy
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Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning 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 taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services 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.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to