Public Service Technology

GerontologyGerontology - Certificate

The Gerontology certificate provides students with the knowledge, coursework, skills, and practical experience necessary to meet the needs of older adults in a variety of settings. The curriculum teaches intervention techniques needed to work with older adults to provide support and to understand their special needs in entry-level positions at various human-services agencies for older adults. 



For more information, contact:

Robyn Causey (843) 477-2069 

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the Gerontology certificate program have the ability to choose from a wide variety of careers that may include:
  • Long-term care
  • Hospice care
  • Geriatric case manager
  • Gerontological nurse
  • Clinical nurse specialist

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM:
  • Criminal Background Check
COURSE SEQUENCE AND PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all HUS-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Human Services (HUS) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.
 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS 205 Gerontology 3
HUS 214 Health, Wellness, and Nutrition for Special Populations 3
HUS 219 Psychopharmacology 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
HUS 115 Geriatric Services and Activities 3
HUS 150 Supervised Field Placement 3
HUS 202 Life Transitions 3
HUS 260 Special Topics in Human Services 3
  TOTAL 12
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

24