Gerontology - CertificateThe 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.
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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|
|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.
|First Semester - Fall|
|HUS 101||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HUS 214||Health, Wellness, and Nutrition for Special Populations||3|
|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 CREDIT HOURS