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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Gerontology Aide

Basic Certificate (BC)

​This Basic Certificate program for Gerontology Aide is designed to create the credentials needed to become a Gerontology Aide, or provides extra credentialing for individuals already in a related field who wish to add Gerontology coursework to their credentials.     

Note: Also, see A.A.S. Gerontology Specialist 340. ​​ ​​

For more information on this program, please contact the program coordinator Timothy Andriano at tandriano@ccc.edu or 773-481-8832.

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

339

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

9 CH
Psychology
PSYCH 222
Adult Development And Aging 3
Introduction to psychological problems, issues, facts, and theories relating to later adulthood and old age; societal values and institutions, socio-economic variables, biological and psychological changes, perception, cognition, psychosocial development, personality factors, sexuality and relationships, work and skill issues, adjustment and coping, psychopathology, and therapeutic intervention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Psychology 201 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
Social Service
SOC SER 102
Introduction To Gerontology 3
An overview of elder issues including the social, psychological and physical aspects of the aging process. The course will also examine the economic and social impact of the growing elderly population on US society and the global community and will explore career opportunities in this expanding field. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 105
Physiology of Aging 3
An exploration of the basic changes that occur in the physical make-up of men and women as a result of the aging process. Discussion will include the causes and effects of disease and debility, as well as health assessment measures, health care options and health maintenance strategies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Social Service 102, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Required Work-Based Learning Courses

3 CH
Social Service
SOC SER 250
Practicum I 3
This course combines classroom training with field placement at a community agency or institution serving older persons. Students apply learning about the organization and management of aging services, explore community resources, demonstrate work habits, assess their attitudes and career skills in gerontology, and relate current aging research to practice. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Social Service 102 and Social Service 105 and Psychology 222).
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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