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Human Services Technology/Gerontology -
Social Gerontology

Curriculum Description

The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging.

Course work includes physical, psychological and social aspects of the aging process as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies.

Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services, and other programs servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select a variety of programs at senior institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 19.0702
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 120 Gerontology NEW REQUISITES 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRO 220 Psy/Soc Aspects of Aging NEW REQUISITES 3 0 0 3
GRO 230 Health, Wellness & Nutrit NEW REQUISITES 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Substance Use and Aging NEW REQUISITES (3) (0) (0) (3)
Gerontology Care Managing NEW VERSION (3) (0) (0) (3)
Aging Policies Programs & Serv NEW 2013 2 0 0 2
  Total: 8 2 0 9

Total Credit Hours: 15


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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