Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Gerontology, Certificate

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The Certificate in Gerontology will provide students with access to introductory courses in Human Services and psychology. The program will prepare students academically to continue studies towards a B.S degree in Human Services. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify factors that contribute to the development of social problems that negatively impact clients who utilize social service or human service organizations.
  2. Describe the theories, concepts, and ethical principles for managing in a human services environment.
  3. Identify the skills necessary to effectively lead a human service, social service, mental health, business, or industry organization and the development and evaluation of programs in these settings.
  4. Model fundamental helping and assessment techniques.
  5. Apply management and leadership acumen to varying leadership situations on the job, including the resolution of complex problems and situations that impact an organization’s ability to adequately serve its clients.
  6. Employ the use of effective oral communication and writing skills including APA style in professional and academic settings.
  7. Identify the relevance of recognizing and respecting individual differences and promoting the acceptance of human diversity.

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