Human Services - Gerontology

Enjoy helping others, especially older adults? Our Human Services-Gerontology Concentration program opens doors to such aging-focused careers gerontology case work, consumer advocacy, senior center management and more. 

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
  • Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
  • Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.


Our Human Services A.A.S. program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education effective May 2013 through May 2018.

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Program Curriculum

General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4
Major Requirements
HSW 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSW 102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW 105 or SOC 105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
HSW 155 Introduction to Aging 3
HSW 160, PSY 217, HSW 216 or HSW 254 The Middle Years, Drug Use and Abuse, Assessment Techniques for Child/Youth or Aging in the U.S. 3
HSW 202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW 203 or PSY 203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW 205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW 206 Hospice: Concepts and Skills 3
HSW 210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW 211 Human Services Practicum II 6
HSW 250 or PSY 250 Psychology of Aging: Helping Skills 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Program Credits: 64